Thanks everyone for your great advice--the first thing I did after reading everything was to stop taking it so personally! I don't know why I have such a hard time realizing that he's not actually trying to make me miserable, even though he seems at times to be very, very good at it!
Sometimes when he says it he is joking and sometimes he's very serious, and that's when it really bothers me. He has also started saying it to neighborhood kids who get upset by it.
In some ways I guess I should be grateful...it could be a whole lot worse! On the scale of "bad words" stinky poopy head is pretty tame!
Carrie & Boden (8-19-03)