I sent this text as soon as I got up yesterday morning:
I sent this last text last night and I almost feel guilty posting it, since it's such a stereotypical example of "First World Problems":
Lastly, when my son got off the bus this afternoon he told me, "At recess my friend Adam said 'motherf*ckin' three times. What does that mean? I haven't really heard that word before." I didn't tell him what it meant; I just told him it was one of the worst bad words and I had better never hear him say it ("Do as I say, not as I do"). Suddenly I feel better about my parenting skills. Looks like Adam's mother won't be getting the Mother of Year award either. I asked my son if a teacher had heard the bad word and he said no. I can only imagine what would have happened. Last week a girl in his class dropped part of her lunch and said, "Dammit". The teacher immediately gave the girl the worst "color change" and said if anyone said that word again that student would be sent to the principal. I'm guessing saying motherf*cker would get you expelled completely. If I saw a first-grader drop part of her lunch and say "Dammit" I would probably laugh and sympathize with the kid. "That's a bitch all right". Let's all stop and say a quick prayer of thanks that I don't work with children.