For Whom The Bell Calls

During a recent rush to get everyone into the car, Eric blurted out, "Damn it!"
It wasn't even that loud or noticeable, and I probably wouldn't have even realized he had said anything at all if it hadn't been for the two-year-old with the superb hearing in the back seat.

We don't say 'damn it,' Daddy.

You're right. We don't. I shouldn't have said it.

If you say 'damn it' at the park, the church bells will call you and say 'no-no.'


We don't say 'damn it,' Daddy. Nonnie doesn't say it, and Mama doesn't say it. I doesn't say it, and Mam doesn't say it. Grandad doesn't say it. Phillip doesn't say it and Paw-Paw doesn't say it.

Eric contemplated this list of such pious friends and relatives.

Actually, Jackson, I think you may have just named the people that Daddy learned it from.


Sylvie said…
Hahahahahahahaha! I'm glad I found out the rule before I got there. I would hate to be ratted out by the tolling of the stupid bell! How embarrassing! ;)
Lori said…
That is so funny! Colleen has done the same thing to me before. I have said "oh shit!" before when slamming the breaks and she repeated my words at my inlaws house. Needless to say that didn't go over to well with them!
Anonymous said…
lori as your cousin i know for a fact you have never said anything of the kind....eric
Anonymous said…
Never send to know for whom the bell tolls, etc.
Sylvie said…
LOL at anonymous! As we all know, if the bell tolls for cussing, it tolls for me! Don't need John Donne to tell us that! Rub it in why don't you? :))
Houpley said…
Notice he didn't mention Sylvie...hmmmm... : )

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