“What is your favorite series of words?
I paused. “What do you mean my favorite series of words? Like a phrase?”
“No. Your favorite series of words.”
I still had no idea what they were talking about, but they were both looking at me.
I looked back at them blankly. “I don’t know. Nouns?”
“No mom. Series of words. For example,” she says “My favorite series is bad.”
“Bad words?” but as I said it out loud I suddenly understood what she was talking about.
“Yes, bad words.” she says.
“Mine too!” he says.
Then, because clearly I am an idiot. They explained it more clearly. “Like a-s-s and s-h-i-t…”
Because they know they aren’t supposed to say the words they just spell them instead.
“…and s-h-i-t.” she spells agin because we all laughed the first time.
I told them that was enough and changed the subject.
But upon further reflection bad is probably my favorite series of words too.