Lyla: (singing "shut up and dance with me!") Mom, is shut up a bad word? It’s on the radio...
Me: Yeah you can say shut up on the radio. Shut up is not a bad word but it’s not a nice word.
Lyla: What about stupid?
I decide to give her some overall feedback.
Me: There is a scale, okay. 10 being the worst words that are for adults only and can’t go on the radio. And 1 being not so bad words. Words that just not nice, but not necessarily swear words.
Lyla: (listening very intently)
Me: So stupid is a 2 maybe and shut up as well. And Shit is an 8 or 9. Adult words only though!
Lyla: So 10 is for really bad words for adults only. Like Fuck would be a 10.
Me: Oh my God! Stop! Adult words! You’re 5! But yes, Fuck is definitely a 10. Don’t say Fuck again, jeeze!