Okay, so my boys can't start a sentence to one another without using the word, dude. Dude, you're sitting on my jacket...Dude, can you pass me the salt...Dude, wouldn't it be cool to be a Jedi? Okay, it just goes on and on and on.
I was going to remind them that I had actually given them each names and could they please use them. But then I realized that it's a boy's way of using some sort of endearment. Like Eric saying to me, "Sweetie, can you give me a hand with this?" I wouldn't ever correct him and remind him that my name is Dawn.
So I'll let my boys continue to inject "dude" into every sentence and I'll smile a little bit because they're being kind to one another and they don't even know it.