Today my daughter was watching this show:
"Big, Big World" on PBS
when I heard something that caught my attention.
One of the monkeys blurted out,
Really? I'd love to hear what word he intended to end that question with. If he would've said, "What the heck?" it probably wouldn't have even phased me. But leaving it open like that makes one assume the next word probably isn't appropriate. And if this show was aimed at adults, I could've cared less. But the fact that it's for preschoolers is why it bothered me. I know it's a common phrase and I know I've said it before too, but I guess I just wouldn't want my 4 year old running around saying, "What the..." all the time.
I don't know... am I an old prude? Please tell me your thoughts on this.
And if you say "What the..." a lot, please don't think I'm ripping on you or think you have to not say it around me. Like I said, I'm sure I say it too. I don't think it's terrible, I'm just not sure it's what I would've written in a script for a toddler's tv show.
Okay, done with the ranting. Now I'm going to post something more light-hearted with pics of the young'uns.