Language warning for the sensitive of eye and ear.
Ender learned a new word today. His fourth or fifth I suppose. I’m so proud. I only wish his pronunciation was a mite better…
We’re at the Glenbow Museum. A perfect day. Cinder and Flora do their crafts in the Discovery Room, and then decide that they want to show Ender the rocks and minerals collection. We go up. They all pet the geode. And Cinder says, “See, Ender? You know what that is? A rock. That’s a rock.”
And Ender, adulation in his eyes, looks at his big brother and says… “Fuck?”
Flora’s eyes get big as saucers. Cinder howls and howls. “Yes, Ender, that’s a fuck. A great big fuck.” Sideways glance at me. “What? He said it first.”
J: “Doesn’t mean you have to say it.”
C: “You say it’s ok for us to swear when it’s appropriate.”
J: “I’d say right now is not appropriate.”
C: “Fine. Ender? Come with Bubba. Look here. What’s this?”
C: “And this?”
C: “How about these over here?”
E: “Fuck! Fuck! Fuck!”
I may never be able to return to the Glenbow again.