Monday, November 14, 2011

Big Words

If you’re waxing nostalgic and think Tom Hanks’s Big might be the movie to see with your elementary school-age children, a note of caution: In addition to charming FAO Schwartz scenes, Big includes a bunch of bad language. Which led to this conversation with eight year-old Boy Wonder last night:

Boy Wonder: Mom, what’s an asshole?

Me: [. . . .]

Boy Wonder [trying it out]: Asshole, asshole, asshole. What does it mean? Ass-hole. It must have something to do with your butt. Right?  But hole? HOLE? Ass-HOLE. MOM, what does it mean?

Me: [. . . .]

The Spouse: It’s not a nice word, buddy. We don’t use it.

Boy Wonder [definitely intrigued]: Asshole, asshole, asshole.  ASSHOLE!

I'm a bit worried how this might play out today at school.

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