My mother always said, “Little pictures have big ears.” I never understood that until I had children of my own…
Virgil: Mommy, that is cray cray.
Me: Virgil, let’s not say “cray cray.” It’s not very nice.
Virgil: But daddy says “cray cray!”
Me: I know, but daddy is teasing when he says it. And he shouldn’t say it either.
Virgil: Okay, mommy. What the heck?
Me: Virgil! We can’t say “what the heck” either! It’s not nice to say things like “what the heck” and “cray cray.”
Virgil: Okay mommy. It’s not nice to say “beautiful, beautiful, beautiful” either.