Tuesday, June 02, 2009


Seriously? My nearly 9-year-old wants to know this? Okay, how are you going to handle this one, Big Daddy?

I took a deep breath,
and told her the truth
geared for a child.

She's heard some kids at school call each other that word and she wanted to know what it was. Understandable. I'm glad she had the guts to ask me. I'm glad I had the guts to tell her. She agreed that it is not a nice word and that we don't use it. I also told her that the act of douching is not healthy or natural and that our bodies clean themselves.

Now she knows and knowing is half the battle.


Jason said...

One of the best early SNL skits:


Desdinova said...

My question is how did we arrive at calling people douche bags? I don't really understand how that became an insult.

Beavis and Butthead said...

"Heh, heh, he said douchebag, heh, heh."

"Shut. Up."

"I think he just did a google for douchebag."

"Shut. Up."

"It ain't the best, it ain't even funny."

"Will. You. Please. Shut. Up!"

"Go take a long walk off a short pier."


Uli said...

Although a completely appropriate term for really good friends to label one another, the situation gets a little hinky when kids get involved. That's why I am not allowed to speak in the house