Monday, February 25, 2013

To Teach Taboo or Not To

My twins say a lot of funny things. They are 4, and I am starting to think this is the peak of hilarious and memorable comments that will come out of their mouths. Some things they say—this will come as no surprise—could be considered taboo. However, I don’t have the heart to tell them most of the time. I’m afraid they will stop talking, and the entertainment value is much too important to me.

For example, over the weekend, my daughter proclaims, “When I toot and when Weber toots (her twin), I kind of like how it smells. But, when you or Daddy or Grafton toots, it’s stinky.”

First of all, let me say that I do NOT toot. She must have been smelling the dog. Now that we have that cleared up …

Part of me can’t get past the weird twin connection we have discovered here, but that can be saved for another day. The other part of me wonders when I should break the news to her that we probably shouldn’t say these kinds of things in the company of others. Of course I don’t want her to get teased for saying something like this around kids who would rant about how disgusting that is. But, the honesty and ignorance is just so damn cute and harmless right now, that I am not ready to turn that off.

When are they going to get teased for comments like this? Should I be teaching taboo now?

1 comment:

  1. Sure they'll get teased! And it will be the quickest, most effective deterrent. It'll happen naturally, and they'll understand it better than if you try to teach it.

    Also I don't toot either.