Monday, June 27, 2011

Why My Father Doesn't say "Crap".

Welcome to Mondays with Max.
Some of you may recall that I like to use the word crap.
I like to use it a lot.
It's my second favorite word.
I'm not telling you my first favorite.
And no, it's not a dirty word.
Just not telling.

You may also recall that my father is not thrilled with my use of this "crap" word.
Let's find out why.
I received an email from him last week.
It goes like this:

Kid:
Years ago the mother of a friend always had a house full of boys. The lot next to their home was vacant and we played baseball there all summer long.
As you might imagine, boys being boys, a curse word would occasionally be heard including the "C" word and it's close cousin the "S" word.
I remember very clearly her look and her comment, "What you just had in your mouth, I would not have in my hand." It's the reason I don't use the words some 50+ years later.
Some things have a tendency to stick with you....Love you......dad

Are these words of wisdom worth writing down?
Will I ever use this if someone asks me,
"What's the most important lesson your father ever taught you?"
No, probably not.
 
Holly
xxx-ooo

26 comments:

Dina said...

My Daddy used to cuss like a sailor...we bet him he could not go an entire day without cussing, if he didn't he had to make us a cake. We didn't even plan what we would have to do if he succeeded, obviously it was gonna be a safe bet. Man, that was a goooood cake!

Laraine Eddington said...

The C word is my only vice word. It comes out when I'm hurt, surprised, angry. My kids tease me about it and I'll probably be trying not to say it when I'm 99 years old.

Jan said...

Kinda like 'think before you talk', only different.

Cute cartoon. We've owned one of those toilets.

Happy Monday.

just call me jo said...

I wish crap was my only vice word. I'm such a potty mouth. (Not proud of it, just saying.) The grands are coming today. I must scrub out my brain and rid myself of filth. (as if that's the easiest part about getting ready for them) Love your dad's humor.

Couth was my word verification word==hahahahah

laurie said...

thats really sweet Holly,, I like your Dad, and he's really talented, I use that word too,, that and its cousin crappy,, guess I shouldn't either,,

ain't for city gals said...

I tend to use that word a lot too...among other ones! I can't believe Jo is a potty mouth! seriously!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

That is so funny and so true. If you wouldn't hold it would you say it sort of thing. Have to share with my older kids.

Whosyergurl said...

Here is a "C word" for you...cute. Sweet that your Dad writes to you.
xo, Cheryl

Erika said...

HaHaHa

Linda said...

Your Dad sounds precious!

Jan said...

BTW...cute new pic of you! Too bad you are not a happy girl!



Potty mouth...welcome to the club.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my mom always had the same saying. I guess that's why I try so hard to make sure my mouth is clean. lol It does give you second thoughts. Hugs, Marty

Kelly said...

I don't know if your know this, but I only remember hearing dad curse once in his life. As a little girl, I walked into the garage where he was building...repairing...creating something, and hit his finger with a hammer. He didn't know I was in there, and he said a bad word. I don't even remember what it was, but it made an impression on me, as I had never heard him curse before. In my teenage years, I think I used every curse word out there, but to this day, I have a hard time saying any curse word, including "fart", which is probably not a curse word, but I still have trouble using it. I guess he has made a lasting impression on me, and I find I am more like him the older I get. Funny huh?

sally said...

Whaaaat! Kelly can't even say fart? Maybe you really were adopted :) We use that word around here all the time (maybe I should say "I" use that word)... Hope Kelly doesn't read this. Your Dad and I used to love "Everybody Loves Raymond" especially his Dad who used to say "Holy Crap, Marie!) all the time. I never saw your Dad wince once!!

Tabitha said...

That just gave me a good giggle. Thanks for that. :-D

Amy said...

I say crap all the time. Your Dad makes a good point but I don't think I can scrub that word from my brain.

Genn said...

HA.
That is funny.
I guess crap can be a pretty gross word.
Shit, now what are we gonna say? ;)

Pat MacKenzie said...

Compared to a lot of words used out there I'd say 'crap' is pretty tame. I may just make it my cuss of choice. Thanks for the suggestion!

Melynda said...

I love Monday's with Max, crap now I have to wait 6 more days!

corners of my life said...

Not from my father but my new favorite advice . . .
When you know better, you do better.

deb said...

Love the way your dad called you Kid! my parents always cussed...my moms fav word was the s word and my dads....well....the real bad one...so I have always had a hard time comtrolling my mouth...but I try....really really hard. one time I said the s word really word when I fell, and now my bird says it all the time:(

Kris said...

Well, I am laughing at what my darling eldest daughter said! Geez/////what have a raised?

Mikalah said...

Haha, I love it! My dad would have said the same thing. =)

hannah singer said...

so funny!

see you at blog sugar! xo

Rags to Stitches said...

I'm totally guilty of saying that word too. LOL!! You are cracking me up. I'm stopping by to say hello, can't wait to meet you at Blog Sugar.

the Blah Blah Blahger said...

AWESOME story! : )

Can't wait to meet you at Blog Sugar!!!