Our kid has made great progress, both academically and socially. It's all that you could hope for as a parent doing this for the first time. Last night, my kid read a story to me before bedtime.
We've always tried to encourage our daughter to be inquisitive, to ask questions and be interested in learning new things.
That's not to say that there haven't been a few surprises along the way, like the time she wanted to dissect a dead snake, for example.
Another such surprise came a few days ago.
I'd just picked up the kiddo from school. She was in the backseat buckled in to her booster and we were going over the highlights of the day.
Then she came at me with this gem:
kiddo: Dad, there's something I wanted to ask you.And... scene.
me: Okay. What is it.
kiddo: "Is 'ass' a bad word?"
me: Um. Well, yeah. It's kind of a bad word.
kiddo: Oh. Okay.
me: Most of the time it's not a nice thing to say. Your mom would probably get mad is she heard you say it.
me: you should probably look for ways to say what you want to say without using that word?
kiddo: Okay. I haven't said it. I heard someone at school say it, so I just wanted to know if it was bad.
Just a gentle reminder that the teachers aren't the only people teaching our kids at school.
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