i was in the kitchen putting groceries away and baby girl comes in and says...
"the word 'hello' has two bad words in it."
"i know baby... wait, two? i only know one. you talkin about 'hell' and what else?"
(she shrugs and looks at the floor)
"baby what other word?"
"if you take away the L..."
"but that would just be 'heo' and that's not a word."
"no, no the letter. the sound."
so i think for a minute...
hello without the "ell" is ho. wtf rite?
so i said "ho?"
she nods her head and i ask her where she heard that word from and how does she know it's bad...
"when you and daddy used to fight, he used to say that to you and you would cry."
she was just 3-4 years old around that time, now she's 7...
we need to remember, that kids remember. but you know what else she'll remeber? that i left... and never turned back.