This morning while I was making coffee Bug was recounting what happened at school yesterday.
Bug: Mom one of the big kids at school said the F word just because he lost a game.
Me: Oh no, that's not good.
Bug: Yea I couldn't believe it. So mom what's the F word?
Me: It's a word little kids shouldn't say. It's not a nice word.
Bug: Can you just tell me the word? I promise I won't say it.
Me: I don't know, I don't really feel comfortable saying it to you.
Bug: Well I know some bad words I just don't say them.
Me: Oh really? What bad words do you know?
Bug: Well there's stupid and dumb. I don't say those, well usually, and damn is sometimes a bad word.
Me: (Breathing a sigh of relief) Oh yes of course those are not nice things to say.
Bug: So what's the F word? Fart knocker?
Me: (Laughing) No, not fart knocker. That really isn't nice but it isn't a bad word.
Bug: (going through all the f words in his head) hmmm fly, flamingo, fry....
Me: I don't really think it's a word you know. (congratulating myself for censoring around him so well)
Bug: Can you just tell me please mom, I pinkie swear I'll never say it. Oh yea and there's another word you shouldn't say Oh my God. But you say it a lot.
Me: Ok I'll tell you if you promise not to ask me what it means or repeat it.
Bug: I promise mom, I'll even do the secret hand shake with you to prove it.
Me: (hoping she remembers what the heck the secret handshake was) Ok fine.
Insert a fist bump, high five followed by a hug.
Me: The word is Fuck.
Bug: (with a seriously perplexed look on his face) Fuck??
Me: You said you wouldn't say it!
Bug: huh, never heard it.
Me: (Wondering how on earth that is possible) Good!
I hope I remember this when he's a teenager so that I can remind him of his innocent days!