"stupid" is used more and more often.
Now in my household. It's forbidden.
Stupid and Shut up are "s" words...
(so is the real "s" word...but we haven't come to that hurdle yet)
"Mom" he said "Stupid.."
"Hey Stupid...get out of my room!"
Well I don't go around telling them "stupid" this and that.
My husband doesn't either.
Where do the boys get it from?
Plain and simple.
As much as I try to say they aren't picking up unwanted words...they are.
Luke 6: 45The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of the heart his mouth speaks.
When we ride the PBS wave and we watch old cartoons and shows...
"stupid" seems to disappear from their vocabulary.
When I slip and don't enforce channels like I should (i.e. Nickt@@ns)
then "stupid" sneaks back in their conversations.
The same goes with us big folks.
What words are coming out of your mouth that shock you.
They are a product of who you hang with...
what you read...
what you scan on the Internet...
and what you listen to on the TV.
Before I get "freaked" out because my 5 year old said "stupid"
I better check what going into his heart and mind...
(ok I'm still going to "freak out" but maybe I'll correct him a little gentler)
and the same goes for myself.
The above verse says it all..."for out of the overflow of his heart...
his mouth speaks."