darn it....(insert your own choice of words here!
) I just wrote a reply and it disappeared- I hope I can remember what I said....
I am surprised by how many people swear. For me, it's not really a gentle or respectful way to talk to anybody, especially those you care about. It bothers me to hear parents talk like that with their children. It seems like there are better words to communicate.
My children are really uncomfortable with hearing the language that goes on with their peers, and I'm shocked at how the F-bomb is tossed around so flippantly with kids today. I sound like my mother, but I really dislike hearing that coming out of a pretty girls mouth. Is it really necessary? It's like cigarettes, kids try it to seem cool and grown-up. To me it's not either, and it doesn't seem to reflect or represent a person very well, IMHO.
I'm not a perfect innocent sweet thing either- my reputation with my children's friends is that of "The Rock Mom!" however, I find that swearing is just not a great way to express yourself. There are lots of other great vocabulary words!
I wish though that my children could find a sense of peace, since it is so rampant around us. They really feel like it's a slap in the face, and a cut to the heart to hear some of those words. Their father and his new family swear all the time, and when my children asked them to stop, they just thought it would be hilarious to sit at the dinner table and spout off as many words as they could. My children felt hurt and disrespected.
Now I've heard George Carlin's routine, and it's funny and makes sense, but I still can't reconcile swearing as a way to connect with others.
back to my hidey-hole