here is the setting: William and I are driving in the Jeep to Target. I am asking numerous questions about his day at school and what he had learned. This is the conversation that happened next:
William: " Mommy, I got in trouble for saying a bad word."
Me: " What was the bad word? You are not going to get in trouble; I just need to know what was said."
William: " I said shack, Mommy."
Me: " William, that isn't a bad word"
William: " Oh, I mean I said shit"
Me: trying very hard not to laugh or drive off the road " Tell me what your rhyming words were"
William: " Sit...Hit..."
Me: " Yes that does rhyme with those words but that is a word that we don't say"
William: " Okay Mommy"
Needless to say, I didn't think that 3 weeks into Kindergarten I would be confronted with a bad word situation. I emailed his teacher to tell her that we do not use that word in our home and that it was purely accidental. She emailed me back and said she completely understood and that another child had done it in her afternoon class. I think she is going to change her rhyming words for that lesson!