I can’t believe we’re are in the last grade that doesn’t have a number in it! My baby is growing up way way way to fast. This year has been fun so far. We started a new school with (mostly) new friends, which is not a problem with Mr. Social. His seat has already been moved twice (that I know of). His teacher says it’s because they’ve shuffled kids between classes but I think she was trying to be nice; my kid talks, he gets it honest!
Anyways, a little story I didn’t share from Pre-K was that Jason picked up a new word at school. I was blown away by what he learned cause it’s definitely not a word he’s heard us say (it was pretty bad). But that’s all that ever came of that situation, thankfully. Until yesterday. As we are driving down the road he tells me that one of his friends in his class (we’ll call him X) said the A word. I’m wracking my brain, how in the world do I handle this the 5 year old way? Because let’s be real here, after the word he learned last year I need to know exactly what this kid said. Here’s how the conversation went:
me: oh, well that’s not very good. Was it (insert the “a” word)?
j: maybe it was the “b” word.
I’m thinking great, we’re going to have to go thru the whole dang alphabet if I don’t figure this out. I say another word.
j: yeah, that’s it. but the teacher didn’t hear him so he didn’t have to move his bear. I told X that it wasn’t nice and we need to tell people nicely that we don’t like what they’re doing or tell the teacher.
me: You handled that very well, I’m proud of you. But you don’t need to repeat that, okay?
j: okay. What’s the c word?
me: uh, no. Not having this conversation because you are 5 and you can’t use those words. They are adult words.
j: but I’m almost 6! and when I’m 6 I can cuss.
Y’all. In his mind 6 is an adult. What in the world am I going to do when he’s 16 or 18?