Thursday, December 06, 2007

Oh the joys...

Of public school friends. I am aware of things that kids learn in school and I'm not talking about math. We have always had things come up that my kids picked up from their PS friends.

Tonight we had a good conversation. Cassie told me that W and J told her that the middle finger means the *F* word, I said oh no not THAT word, LOL! My kids know what I mean and now you do too :) On that note Jason told me that he couldn't believe I wrote that word :)

So we discussed the finger, the bird, the offensive nature and what it means. I just don't know what an 8 and 5 yr old are doing talking about it...

This led to Cassie and I talking about other important things as well. I told her that I was glad she came to me and that she can tell me anything. It is so important to establish open lines of communication when they are young so it carries on in the teen years. That is my goal anyway, my kids know they can tell me anything without getting in trouble.

3 comments:

Jenny said...

Rachael broke her middle finger over Thanksgiving and has to wear a splint, so that finger kinda sticks out.

The adult relatives were saying, "Oh no, I bet you're upset it's that finger!"

I didn't care ... it means nothing to Rachael.

Radical Unschoolers Live in FREEDOM said...

We had the F*word discussion here too! Tootsie replacing the 4-letter or 5-letter word if you add an s to it. Chocolate for Fudge because dh thinks it's overused. Our kids know it is inappropriate to use the other F*word and they also rate the 4-letter S*word or Stupid on the same plane. We embrace open discussions. So, even if they are out in the world, we are not concerned of our kids doing inappropriate things just to fit in and be accepted or be popular--overrated anyway! Thanks for all the thought-provoking posts lately. I love to ponder/muse about concious/concentual living.

jewlsntexas said...

We've always talked openly with our kids and these things aren't taboo in our house - they can talk about anything - and most of the time they do!