Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Wash that mouth out girl!

Yesterday, while at the YMCA a girl told my son to go to f*****g h**l. Why? Because he didn't want to listen to her gush on about her life and when she told him something he said "whatever". I'll tell you - if someone ever hears any of my children swear, I pray they tell me. It will not be a good day (or month) for my child if I ever hear about it.
I bet the mother of this girl has no clue her 12 year old daughter is talking that way.
I so wanted to call the Y director and complain (the counselor who my son told did nothing). But, I can't "come to his rescue" all the time. He's got to learn to handle difficult people and situations. We discussed how perhaps he could have been more polite to the girl from the beginning, and how you should be courteous even to annoying people . . . .
Man, parenting older kids is less physically draining (I'm not running around playing with him all the time, he cleans up his own toys and can change his own clothes) - but it's tough in a whole 'nother way!

5 comments:

Shawna said...

I can imagine. Whew!

Miss Paula said...

This gets a 10 star Amen!!! The kids have so many pressures and garbage, dark sinful stuff, thrown at them everyday!! We need to pray for our children to survive in Middle and High School!! The language on these young ladies takes away any attractiveness to them. But THEY think it is cool. Boy they are in darkness.

ChristiS said...

Oh, I totally agree! And I wanted to let you know that I started The Elevator last night, and am hooked already!! Thanks again!

charlotte said...

I wanted to stop by and say hello and to thank you for the pretty Angel that is hanging so proudly on my tree....You out did me on the box I love it!!!! Well, I marked your site so I can come visit more often and here's wishing you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!My husband also loved the sweet idea of this ornament exchange and commented how nice all the ladies are here in the blog world:)
Charlotte

Alicia said...

This is just so dissapointing. I second my mother in law Paula, in saying that teens have so much thrown at them in life and during these years. Pray, pray, and pray some more!