Monday, August 8, 2011
The Great Debate
There are many important debates in history: Lincoln/Douglass, Nixon/Kennedy to name a few. However none was more important than the stinky poop debate.
The penguins from Madagascar have their own show which my boys love. And one particular episode one of the characters uses the word "stupid" as an adjective referring to his eye patch. It was a squirrel. A red squirrel. Long story... Anyway, naturally my boys start repeating the line using the word stupid. I told them we don't say that word and instead say silly.
It seemed to work. They kept saying silly and when one of them said the word stupid, the other was quick to correct:
Mitch: "Stupid eye patch".
Max: "No, we don't say that word. We say silly eye patch".
Mitch: "Silly eye patch."
Seems to work.
Until the other day when Mitch said "stinky poop" and Max got all bent and told Mitch that for some reason they weren't allowed to say that. I told him it was ok to say stinky poop, but he was adamant that it was not allowed. Who was I to disagree.
I wonder where we'd be as a country if more of our debates were about stinky poop?