Blink once if you're an Idaho parent. Now, blink twice if you're an Idaho parent who uses saucy language in front of your kids. If you blinked twice, Idaho lawmakers want to see you in handcuffs. 

And, no, they're not the furry kinky kind (we already asked). 

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Photo by Jonathan Cooper on Unsplash // Canva

Idaho lawmakers disapprove of Mom & Dad's potty mouth. 

According to Idaho law 18-6409, it's a big no-no to use our favorite four-letter words in the presence of children. Whether you're in the privacy of your own home, or out and about in public, it's illegal to curse in front of Idaho's little angels.

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What if you're dealing with a crisis or Satan's spawn?

Nope. In the eyes of Idaho lawmakers, nothing warrants cursing in front of minors. It makes us wonder if any of them have kids of their own. To be clear, it doesn't matter if your teen just crashed your car or your toddler flushed your keys down the toilet. 

Even if you feel the situation merits an expletive, it's against the law to drop one in front of your kids, the neighbor's kids, and the feral children at the park who themselves swear like sailors on leave. 

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The penalty for using profanity in front of Idaho kids is no joke. 

It's a misdemeanor. Take a look at the legal jargon in statute 18-6409.

Every person who maliciously and willfully disturbs the peace or quiet... by using any vulgar, profane or indecent language within the presence or hearing of children, in a loud and boisterous manner, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

If you fail to keep it clean in front of your brood or someone else's, Idaho adults can be imprisoned in a county jail for up to six months, pay a fine of up to $1,000, or both. 

So, before you lose it in front of the kids, take a step back and connect with the Lord, y'all. If you're tired of your kids watching you go to the bathroom, imagine having a disgruntled inmate stare you down on the commode.

Shouldn't most Idaho parents be in jail right now?

If this law were strictly enforced, probably. And those of us with moody, smart-mouthed, lazy, eye-rolling, and perpetually grumpy teenagers would probably have to rotate shifts with our spouse.

Thankfully, breaking this law won't land us on the top of Idaho's $h!t list. This article, however, might 😎 

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