Tucking the kiddos in the evenings is a wonderful time of day for me. They are stalling because they don’t want to go to bed. So they grasp at straws to stay up even though it is a good 1-2 hours past their bedtime. Some pretty funny stuff gets said as they are being tightly tucked away for the night.
As I tucked them into bed this evening, my eldest said, “Mom, is the ‘J’ word a bad word?” I am thinking about which word it could be so instead of saying the word, she stutter sounds it out. Jjjj eeee rrrr kkkk. I said, “Well dear, I don’t want you to call your sisters that word. ” She responded in complete sincerity, “Well if I am driving in traffic and someone cuts me off can I call them that?” I let her know that since she is only 10 she didn’t have to worry about people cutting her off while she was driving and we should be careful with what words come out of our mouths.
Yes, the word
JERK has come out of my mouth before and no it isn’t really a bad word, but name calling isn’t necessary!
Psalm 19:14 (KJV) talks about our words being pleasing to God. This is what we should consider as we have a captive audience. 🙂
“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.”
Our kiddos see what we do and repeat what we say. YIKES! 🙂
Lord, please help us to use our words wisely and our thoughts, even though they are hidden, may they bring glory to You.
In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen!