Goodnight, B. The Baddest Word of All.

Captain’s Log. Daddy Chronicles.  Diaper Date 1810.
And so it has occurred.  The Eldest has learned her first swear word.  The origins are still unclear (we know it didn’t come from us), yet, we learned fro her what the “baddest word ever” is. 233e
We expected it to be stupid, idiot, or hate. 
Instead, it was “B&%$#”.
The Captain didn’t see that one coming, but it reminded him of a funny story. 
When The Captain was about 6, he was getting ready for bed when The Moc Admiral (his mom) came to tuck him in. 
She kissed him goodnight and turned out the light. 
“Goodnight, B%$@#”
Pause.
“What did you say?”
“Goodnight, B%$@#”
The light in the room came on, but not the one in The Captain’s head. 
On the basketball court the older kids used the word incessantly.  I considered it to be a term of endearment. 
It was a simple math equation- it was a term of endearment, I loved my mom, therefore she was a “B”.
Then she explained what it meant. 
The Captain never felt so small.
Fortunately, The Moc Admiral did not punish.  She explained, forgave, and moved on.  Sometimes that what you have to do as parents. 
Ironically, she later taught me to “mind my p’s and q’s” – which we both later learned meant pints and quarts.  Oh well, can’t get them all right…
Well, for now, remember to mind your p’s and q’s and don’t use the baddest word ever.
Captain out.

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