Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The "F-Bomb" Story

The other night as I was watching/helping my little man, John, with the rest of his homework, I noticed that he had his middle finger up. I inquired as to whether or not it was directed at me, his loving mom. He said, "No." At which point, I told him, as I have before, that that gesture means little to me but others view it as a bad thing. He asked, "Well, what does it mean?" So, I told him it stands for the "F-Bomb." Okie dokie....Moving on then. Um...maybe not so much.

The very next day at school, his buddy & classmate had some little ring on his middle finger that he was proudly showing everyone. Apparently, John informed the young lad that he ought not point with his middle finger. Travis, being the naturally curious first grader that he is asked John why not. To which my darling son explained that it means the "F-Bomb."

John tells me this story on the walk home. We only live about a block from the school so I was mildly concerned that I may have just lost a friend for my son & his parents that I actually like may be annoyed. We got in the door before Travis' stepdad got the kids home, so I called up Miss Christina, Travis' mom. I explained the story & apologized that she may be hearing about this "F-Bomb" thing from her sweet little boy. Thankfully, she just giggled & said "I'm sure my kids have heard worse."

Phew! See why I like these people?

*Shaking head* *sigh* Boys will be boys, eh?


Anonymous said...

Mary, I love that boy!! Mom PS Did you go for the MRI?

Asara Dragoness said...

BBB said you were not feeling well, so I thought I'd stop by and say I hope it turns out to be nothing serious, and you're up and feeling better soon!

Anonymous said...

Ya gotta love kids! =P Rumor has it you're not feeling too well. I do hope they figure out what's wrong, and in short order. It must be very frustrating to feel that kind of pain and not know why. Best wishes, hugs, and all kinds of happy thoughts.


Doodle said...

*hugs from Doodlez*

Feel better, hun.

Shrinn said...

Thank you everyone! I feel "da lurve"

I miss you Doodle!!

Elystia said...

Hey Shrinn, both you and I go see quacks(Dr's) on friday about booboo heads hope yours is good news :-)

Dammerung said...

Dropping in to say missya shroommage. Hope you get to feeling better.

Ɓukasz Sz. said...

Just wanted to pop by and say hi :)

I'm from the old continent, from behind the iron curtain.

I hope you won't mind me subscribing to your RSS?

and "dun worry! gonna be a'right!"

woodburn_jason said...

I have a somewhat vague memory of learning the "f-bomb". Some neighborhood kids (all much older) and I were playing tetherball in our back yard. One of them used the word, which I didn't know. Later on, I asked my father "Dad, what does f**k mean?" He got flustered and said "Son, you can't say that word!" Being pretty confident of my abilities, I replied "Well, sure I can Dad, see..." and proceeded to say the word about 20 times in quick succession... took a while for him to explain to me what he meant, after that...

BBB said you aren't feeling well... hope the tests are resolved quickly and to your relief, and that you feel better soon!


Shrinn said...

Hey everybody! YAY! Thnx guys for all the kind words! You are great! :D

Ely, get your head feeling better too, ok?

Dammy, keep up the running. You are doing wonderful!

Doodle, I lurve u!

Mom, I LOVE YOU! Thanks for checking up on me! Yes, I had the MRI, get results on Friday.

It's so nice to see some new faces here.

Thanks for stopping in everyone :)