Oh, @*%$!

For many teenagers, it's such a casual part of everyday conversation, they think nothing of it. As a parent, it's still jarring to me when I hear what used to be considered profane language used by kids!

Call me old fashioned (and I am, I know!). My children know better than to use that type of language around me.

Now, I'm not around them all the time and I don't think my teenager is an exception. In fact, know he's not. I've had to remind him of my disapproval, especially when I read some posts on his Facebook page. (Yes, he had to friend me!)

I realize our lifestyles have become more casual but is that a reason to use the word frickin' as an adjective or superlative?

Even though my husband and I have slipped and let a few choice words spill out, in our house it's still, "do as I say, not as I do!"

I tell my children certain words are adult words and, yes, "as long as you live under my roof..."

After all, I'm still the parent!

About the Author...
Pat Persaud
Pat Persaud received her Bachelor of Arts degree at Morningside College, in Sioux City, Iowa, and majored in English, with an emphasis on British Literature.
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