We are sitting in quiet contentment at the kitchen table, my 7 year old and I. He is wrapped up in a riveting game of Scribblenauts on the Nintendo DSiXL and I…am on my iPad, doing various iPad-type activities.
Suddenly, and loudly, he says “Whore mask.”
“What?” I exclaim, shocked to hear THAT word from HIS mouth.
“What mom? All I said was whore mask.” he looks mortified that I might be mad at him.
“I’m not mad, honey. That’s just not a very nice word, especially from a 7 year olds mouth.”
“Mom. What’s wrong with saying whore mask?” He is confused, which…is confusing me.
“Baby, whore is not a kind word. It’s almost like a swear word. You aren’t allowed to say it, OK?”
“MOMMY!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH SAYING WHORE MASK?” he is beyond frustrated by now and getting rather pissed. “Here, look.”
He shows me the screen to the game he is playing…
The character is wearing a Scream-type mask.
Suddenly, it hits me.
“OH…you mean HORROR mask. HORROR!”
“Yeah Mom, that’s what I mean. Whore mask.”