Almost daily, my children inform me that they heard someone say a bad word, like “the ___ word” (fill in the blank with a letter from the post title).  They pause and ask if they should tell me.  I always brace myself and say “yes” as they reluctantly whisper the forbidden word.

Of course we all know that the *s* word, the *d* word, the *b* word, & the *h* word are stupid/shut up, dumb, butt, and hate, but I humor my kids and ask anyway. 😉

I hope my kids always consider those the bad words.