I had an interesting conversation with a four year old this weekend.
It reminded me that four year olds are smart, perceptive and they pick up on a lot more than we know or give them credit for.
This particular four year old entered a conversation a group of adults were having and very quickly pointed out, “Hey, you just said stupid. Stupid’s a bad word. You shouldn’t say that word. Stupid is bad.”
I nodded in agreement realizing in that moment we should be aware of young ears and their understanding of a bad word as being off limits to people of all ages, not just kids.
The four year old continued, “Fuck is a bad word too. You shouldn’t say fuck.”