Welcome to parenting elementary aged kids!
The list of words and phrases I've had to ban from the mouths of my children really does amaze me.
This is currently hanging in my kitchen:
And I'm like "when did I become the mom of kids who say buttface?!?" I mean, really. How did those precious babies transform into occasionally smelly children who call each other things like "buttnugget?" (Seriously, actual insult that I believe first came out of the mouth of my beautiful daughter.) School and being around other kids has opened up the vocabularies of my children and that's not always a good thing. It's mostly a downright annoying thing ("I'm telling!" is the best example) but also -- who wants the "shut up, Stupid!" kid in their house? NOT ME.
I've also introduced the "consequences bucket." Not pictured because it's ugly. But it's a little bucket full o' punishments. They pull one out if they get busted using one of the forbidden words/ phrases. The punishments are chores, losing privileges, time outs, writing sentences, even writing letters to family members.
Let's see if it actually works.
Cause if I have to hear "My anaconda don't ... My anaconda don't ..." one.more.time ...