When our 4 children were...children...we (their mom) tried not to curse in front of them. And we (their mom) tried to instill the value of not cursing. Yet, somehow I sensed they needed an outlet. So I came up with this tiny story for them:
"It started to hail, so I took my ass to the dam."
And they would all giggle, then yell, "Mom, Daddy's cursing again!"
And I would look shocked and say,
"Me? Not me?
There are absolutely no curse words in that sentence.
Hail is just big frozen drops of rain; an ass is a beast of burden; and a dam holds back water.
So, like hell I was cursing...and don't get on my damn ass about it."
And they would all laugh hysterically.
And their mom would say, "Just ignore your father."
And so on.
Created: Mar 17, 2014saintmaker Document Media