Kids Say the Darndest Things…
The other day J looks over at me and says, “One of the kids in my class always calls me a pervert and it really bothers me because he doesn’t even know what it means.” I asked him if he knows what it means and he tells me, “yeah…well I think so. It is when someone tells everyone I love you all the time.” I politely said that the definition varies a bit from what he thinks and we pulled out the dictionary. After reading the definition I asked if he has a better idea of what pervert means. He looks at me a little confused and I explained that in the use of the word as a noun, pervert is what you call someone who does something that is not the social norm or that is not socially accepted sexually. He looks up and me and says, “So it is pretty mean to call someone a pervert, huh?”
I explained that in school it is not a word that you want to throw around and that many people may take offense to it. He looks at me and says, “So…are you a pervert?” My internal response was “Heck Yeah!” but I simply looked at him and said, “What do you think?” Like the great kid that he is, he looked back and said, “No. I think that you are the greatest mom ever!”
Its moments like this that remind me: no matter what line of work I am in or what anyone else believes, as long as I continue to love and care for the ones I love, I am doing it right.
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