Friday, October 03, 2008

A Freakin elephant?

I'm still not in the mood.

Here is an e-mail forward from my dear blogging buddy Sheila.

And the mom's advice for the day is to teach your slang straight.

The moral of the story. If you are going to say freakin, like me, make sure your kids know how to spell it.

You also need to make sure that they don't repeat the word in front of my mom. She thinks the word freakin is as bad as the real thing.

My five-year old students are learning to read.
Yesterday one of them pointed at a picture in a zoo book and said,
'Look at this! It's a frickin' elephant!'
I took a deep breath, then asked...'What did you call it?'
'It's a frickin' elephant! It says so on the picture!'
And so it does...


' A f r i c a n Elephant '

11 comments:

[Somebody Loved] said...

Thanks for reminding me of the joke... oops! Your Mom is gonna call me or wash my mouth out with soap. I know I say freakin' way too much... I will try to do better.
ToOdLeS.ShEiLA

chantal said...

I personally dont like that word either but i have to laugh at this story...my kids say it all the time and it drives me nuts!!!

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devri said...

We are not aloud to say that at this house, but I think I say it way to much on my blog... oops...

I say frickin' too, and I know how to spell it, do ya still love me anyways

devri said...

Ok, anyone out there having probs with blogger lately... issues, can't stand them, but I still love you blogger..:)

sherry said...

And I have always heard about your blog. Can't wait to be blogging friends. Seems like your family is doing great. Have a "frican" day
:)

Rita said...

Love that story! So cute...LOL...

I say the word freakin too much -- I try not to say it in front of the kids, but who decided it was bad? It's not really, is it?? Is it because it's so similar to the other word??

Who knows...

Renee said...

I totally said "crap" tonight when the elders were over for dinner. I'm sure I said freakin' too. Ugh

a wynn wynn situation said...

So funny! We recently were told at our youth standards night that we aren't to use replacement words- dang I'm in some flippin serious trouble!

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