We were having a discussion about good and bad behaviour at the dinner table last night and several examples of each were put forward by the kids to illustrate various points. Dolly instigated a move to discuss bad language.
"You shouldn't say bad words" she said.
"Absolutely not" I replied.
"Like the 'sh' word" she continued.
Eyes wide in genuine shock at this I replied "ESPECIALLY not the 'sh' word!"
After a minute, when I had got up to clear down the table and the coast was clear, Major turned to her and asked:
"What's the 'sh' word"
She checked to see I wasn't looking, leaned right across to him and whispered: