Sitting on this:
next to another child on their way home from Kindergarten.
The bus pulls up to the corner and stops.
Usually, as Action gets off the bus, he and the bus driver have a quick exchange of goodbyes and a high-five.
On this day though, as I watch, a conversation is in full swing.
Questions being asked.
Answers being given.
I however cannot hear the words being said.
Action, exits the bus.
The driver does NOT however, pull away like she typically does.
She gets up and walks to the back of the bus.
"what in the world....."
So I asked, "Hey Action, what were you guys talking about today?"
He replied, Well, I told my bus driver that "Sam" said
the F word.
I think to myself.
"Oh My, How would my little Action know the F word? We don't say it at home, he doesn't watch tv shows that would use that particular word. Ugh ~ darn kids at school!
I calmly ask him what F word did Sam say on the bus?
I promised I wouldn't get mad.
Action looked up at me unconvinced.
I made my promise again.
He finally said,
He said the word FAT, and thats a bad word to say, isn't it mom.
Oh, I love the innocence of children!
I can't help but feel bad for little "Sam" on the bus.
Have a great weekend!