Friday, September 2, 2011

The F Word


Yesterday afternoon my son came home from first grade and said, "Mommy, there are some naughty kids in my school that say bad words.  They even say the F-word!".

I, of course, was shocked since after all this is only first grade.  In my mind I am already wondering if I need to transfer him from public school to to a Christian school or become the room volunteer mom or someting in order to figure out what is going on.  You know I'm always up for a little PANIC!!!

I took a deep breath and asked, "Honey, what is the F-word anyhow?  Can you tell me what it is that we are talking about here?"

He was reluctant to share it with me because it is "soooo baaaaad" but he eventually said in a very quiet voice:  "Fart!"

I did not burst out laughing because in our house we say 'fluff' instead of that other ugly word.

Whew, bullet dodged, at least for now.

The photo above is my little man, complete with Mommy Baby Monster dolls that I made to match his PJ's.  They are his #1 favorite stuffed animal right now (score one for me!).

4 comments:

Julie Fukuda said...

My kids rode the school bus ... an hour to school and an hour and a half home, all grades through HS. Any wonder why I volunteered and subbed and rode that bus?

Natalie said...

I want to go to that place and time when the F-word was only as bad as a *art! "Fluff?" Practically adorable!
Here, they are "poofies"... a word our first born constructed for the occasion.
Love the ensemble, and the quilt, and the softie, and the sweet story.

Corinne DeBra said...

Great story (and photo). Love the monster that matched the PJs.

Linda said...

I'm sorry but I had to LOL! That's a great story!! It's amazing how many naughty other kids there are out there. Every day, it seems, I have to remind the girls to ignore such things.

Great pic! :-)