Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Oops. *cringe*

I've written in the past that we treat underage cursing with doses of soap on the tongue. I've been careful to note that the particular flavor of choice is a non-toxic Method hand wash, dispensed from the kitchen sink which is closest to our time-out spot. Imagine the little cringing feeling that washed over me this evening, as I found myself refilling the empty Method bottle with a jug of store-brand clear liquid soap - the same jug we've been refilling from for probably a year now. The store-brand liquid soap is not overtly labeled non-toxic. It is also not labeled 'do not eat,' however, so I'm not planning to wake the kids up and take them to the ER to have their tongues scraped. I feel even more grateful now that underage cursing was a very brief fad here...

5 comments:

LMP said...

When you realized you'd been feeding them something labeled "do not eat" as punishment for cussing, did you say aloud "Oh S*%t!"? Because that's how I picture this scene...

FlapScrap said...
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FlapScrap said...

Forty years ago in England, the word "bloody" was as offensive as the so-called "F-word" is today. It's wonderful that we vest some words with enough power to convey our feelings. Instead of forbidding the full use of our language (with soap or with "comment deleted") we should teach a healthy respect for it, as we would with any tool.

One WME for you, and one for the administrator!

Anonymous said...

IMO, mouth washing is up there with spanking. A really, really bad idea.

Epiphany Alone said...

Somehow this one didn't get points earlier. It deserved a point as is. Always an extra point for an anonymous drive-by.