Last week I told you about some struggles I was having learning to be a mom to a bouncing baby 11 year old. This week I am going to share my crowning moment of the week. Well, kind of...
We share custody and on the weeks we have O, I take her to school. Thursday however I picked her up too. We generally spend our drive time chatting. On the way home O expressed to me her concern that my husband was working too hard. He does work too hard and he rarely rests. It's tiring for me worrying about him overdoing it and clearly the concern has also struck O.
Anyway, she asked me if "tonight we could seduce dad and get him to rest." I paused, confused and tried not to drive off the road. "Where did you hear that word." I ask deflecting her original question with no real skill. She proceeded to explain it was in a book her class was reading. Now I am concerned. What ARE they teaching kids in school, I think to myself. Instead I ask "what context was it used in this book because I am confused." She tells me how in the book a dad seduces his baby to make him sleep. I pause taking this all in then I suggest that the dad sedated the child not seduced the child, perhaps?
Not to be stopped she asks what the difference is. Quickly trying to get out of this situation without saying "hey look at the pretty birdie" to change the subject o say simply seducing someone is romancing them. She makes that oh yuck face she makes when she sees anyone kissing and says, well whatever.
So, what is the most confusing or humorous thing your kid has said and did you almost drive off the road too?