Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Last night I met some work friends and some former work friends downtown. We get together once a month to catch up. Denise told a story about her daughter who is in her first year of middle school. She was somewhere with her daughter, her daughter’s friend, and that friend’s mom. Her daughter was talking about a class at school and mentioned that “Mr. ‘Smith’ hasn’t taught us about orgasms yet.” Denise held it together and told herself to not laugh or have any kind of reaction. Then her daughter’s friend said, “I think you mean organisms.” It was a science class. Too funny! Denise and the other woman had a good laugh about it later, and Denise even sent an email to the teacher about what her daughter had said. His response was something like, “Yeah, we’re not going to cover that in my class.” I love that her daughter and friend were so matter-of-fact about it. They probably have no idea what that word means and it didn’t even occur to them that what they said was inappropriate, especially when talking about a teacher. Ahhh, the innocence of youth!