Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Things My Son Learned in 1st Grade

Not only is he learning how to add, subtract and write sentences, but he's also learning inappropriate hand gestures.

Imagine our surprise this past weekend when he sticks up his middle finger and tells us that he knows that means a bad word.

And then displays the tooth/thumb flick (I don't know how else to describe it) as well.

How did he learn this? From his 4th grade reading buddy. I don't expect him to never know what these things mean - and I certainly don't shield him from these things (I am known to have the mouth of a sailor at times) -- but c'mon! I'm not even sure I know the true meaning of the tooth/thumb flick!!!


Melissa said...

Wow, that's messed up. The tooth flick thing is an Italian thing I think (ask your mom).

I'm thinking I'm glad that Hope's buddy is just teaching her to read!! ;)

Jenni Jiggety said...

Accck. My kids learn about that kind of stuff on the school bus ride home with the 6th graders. Grrr.

Sassy said...

I don't know the meaning of that tooth thumb thing either. Maybe I'll ask Mason in a few years when he goes to JK.

Nicki said...

I don't know the meaning of the tooth/thumb flick either! Isn't it supposed to be Greek or something? I'm Italian, and I never heard it was an Italian thing... the Italian version of the "swear finger" is flicking your chin with your hand. As far as I know!