"Mom I don't really know what this word means, but I think L** is a prick".
My mouth hung open, I couldn't breathe from the laughter inside. Why on earth was my child using this word to describe someone I had been dating on and off for two years? Well, I knew why, but I didn't know why from her point of view.
I gained my composure and asked her where she learned that word.
"The Breakfast Club" she told me. Oh. The movie I had just rented for her to watch. She will be 14 in a couple of weeks and I thought it was time she watched some of the classics.
I told her yes he was a prick. And she was not to use that word on anybody else and that it was not a nice word. And I told her again that yes he was a prick.
Now some of you might wonder why I would let my 13 11/12 year old use this word to describe someone that had been in our lives on and off for 2 years.... keep wondering. I don't want to spill the beans and bare all of my soul here. Let's just say, I don't usually use that word either, but asshole just didn't seem like the right word to use in this situation.
Okay, he fired me. I tell him no more sleeping together, he tells me no more job. So yes, he is a prick. And he never learned how to keep business and pleasure separate!
Another word my kid seems to want to use a lot of lately, bastard. The other day she said to me "Mom, I don't think it's that bad to be a bastard. Jesus was a bastard". So is L** I thought to myself.
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