Do you call your two year old or other kids rowdy? Do you think it's a bad word to describe your kids?
Someone I know jokingly said to his daughter "You're being so silly and rowdy!" In a playful and lighthearted voice. He didn't mean anything by it. Apparently it upset the mother though. She called him the next evening saying how she was holding in her feelings but couldn't anymore and how dare he call her child 'rowdy.' (notice how it says 'her' child and not 'our' child.) She got all bent out of shape and yelling and such! Really? Why did she explode like that? The daughter is 2 for crying out loud, of course she's rowdy!! It's the definition of a 2 year old!!! We call Lucas crazy all the time but that doesn't mean we're putting him in a mental institution!!!
What do you mama's think?
I guess she may of took it in a negative way if maybe she were to take it in the same context of like (example) "john gets way to rowdy when we go to the bar." Which could mean out of control, annoying, immature.