Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Eradicating Stupid

Today in Pedro's home folder was the following note from his preschool teacher:

"Today Pedro thought someone said 'stupid' and told the kids in circle time, 'in our family we say 'uneducated'!!!

I know I'm not supposed to have favorites, but...

Love, F"

It's true; Pedro has had a little problem with the word "stupid"; his siblings, being the jokers that they are, thought they'd be funny and teach him to replace the offending word with "uneducated".

Which he has.

Pedro has uneducated wii remotes that won't work, uneducated cats that won't let him pet them, uneducated train tracks that won't fit together right, an uneducated hermit crab that pinches him, uneducated flashlights that are out of batteries, and two very uneducated brothers.

Got to love that kid!


Janice said...

I so love this post.

Head Nurse or Patient- you be the judge said...

so cute! and a great lesson to us all. Wonder if my kids would make that transfer-

We tried to not allow stupid to be said for years, but I have noticed it slipping in a lot more frequently

Stephanie said...

I loved your post. I laughed so hard. I wish we would have thought about that as kids.

andalucy said...

That is priceless! I, too, wish I had thought of that substitution when my kids were littler.

Ballerina Girl said... adorable is my little buddy! We do not use stupid either....but we didn't come up with uneducated as a replacement!
As for last, what a whirlwind. I was laughing so much at all the fundraisers...and here we complained about baking cookies once or twice a year and bringing sprinkles for the ice cream social, ahahaha!
I am in Amsterdam on my way home from Atyrau...I'll write you an email.
I miss you so much
Love, BG

Mommy said...

I"m trying to get on an "uneducated plane" in "uneducated Pittsburgh". Hope to see you tonight. I'm never going to get out of here.

Lynne said...

That brought me a big laugh! I wonder if 'uneducated' would work for the word 'idiot' as well?

Fabiola said...

I am so impressed how polite Pedro is!! Love him!!!

Super Happy Girl said...

The win is strong with this one!