OK people... I know some of you readers were kids in the 80s, so back me up here. Tonight the kids and I were on a walk and Kameron was talking about when he was 2 or 3 and he dipped cantaloupe into ketchup. Kassidy said, "Ewww that's so gross!" And I said, "Grody even!"
And there was silence. All we could hear was the crickets as the kids looked at me like I was from Mars.
Then they burst into laughter. Seriously. "GRODY?!?! What's THAT????? hahahahahahahahaha"
"Grody! Gross! Come ON! That's what we said when I was younger."
"Mom," Kassidy said, "You're so weird."
So please, tell my kids that back in the day, "Grody" was a cool word! It was RAD even! Please?!
(And yes, I know I'm weird.)