I wanted to title this post "She's Bringing Sexy Back", but Ken wouldn't let me.
That's right, my little girl asked me what sexy meant. Now that she can read pretty much everything, her world has been opened to new things that she hasn't heard before. I am still not sure where she saw that word but she did tell me that she called somebody sexy today. I asked her what she thought it meant and she said that it meant pretty. I told her she was kinda right, but that it wasn't appropriate for her to say. She wanted to know if she could say it when she is a teenager. I told her that she wasn't ever allowed to say it again :) We also had a nice talk about only saying words that we know the meaning of.
I am a little surprised (and happy) that she came to me. She has always been terrified of saying anything that I may think is a "bad" word. When she was 3 or so, I would tell her if she said ugly words I would wash her mouth out with soap. On one occasion she wanted to know what kind of soap I would use (liquid or bar). She was debating if saying her chosen word would be worth it depending on which soap I would use. Of course I told her that I would use both kinds, and we have never really had a problem with ugly words. (By bad words and ugly words I am talking about stupid, shut up, butt and so forth... nothing terrible...just not allowed in our house.) And for the record I have never put soap in her mouth!