dam


We have some foam letters that Phoebe plays with at bath time. We’ll often talk about and name letters, and sometimes spell a few words on the tub walls.

A couple of nights ago, Phoebe picked up a D.

“What words start with a D,” John asked.

“Dog,” says Phoebe, quite quickly. We are impressed, and feel quite pleased with our parenting.

“Right! What else?”

Phoebe thought a bit. “Um…”

“Door,” I suggest.

“Dandelion,” says John.

“Daddy,” I say.

“Damn!” Phoebe suggests. John and I pause. Crap, we do swear too much in front of her.

“Oh…dam! Right! Like the dam where we go for walks sometimes!” I say, gladly remembering the dam where we go for walks sometimes.

“And dammit!” Phoebe says proudly.

Phoebe on the dam where we go for walks sometimes.
Phoebe on the dam where we go for walks sometimes.

Photo by John.

18 thoughts on “dam

  1. Snork. Wait until she comes home from school and tells you she can read the word written on the school wall and it says f***!
    Kids.
    My grandkid rolls her eyes when I swear; her parents are much better behaved.

  2. Sprung! Love it.

    (Ooh, I’m hoping that’s not an Aussie only word because it fits so perfectly. Well, if it is, I’m sure you’ll figure it out.)

    1. Quadelle-
      You know, I think it may be an Aussi term , but I’ll take it! (I’m interpreting it to be like “busted.” Am I right? And yeah, “sprung” sounds about right for a…um…dam leak.)

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