flipped

My girls just brought me a coloring book that they were coloring in. Avery was proud to show me her messy way of coloring Cruella DeVille. She said, “See? I colored the bad person bad!”

And Malin said, “Is it okay if we put the middle finger up at her?”

Ha! (Just for the record, I told her no. As well as, “No, you can’t put the middle finger up at Satan either. It’s bad manners.”)

Some things are just plain stupid. I don’t like that my kids come home from school talking about the “bad” finger.

I personally believe that all fingers are created equal. Flipping someone off is only an insult if they take it that way. It’s so….. high school.

I was driving somewhere one day when I accidentally cut someone off and they gave me the finger. Honestly, (after I did a double take) it just made me laugh. What did she think? That I would be offended by her silly finger?

This is probably the last thing I expected to write about today. You just never, never know what will come up in conversation when 2 little girls walk up to you.

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About ruthie.voth

Wife of one, mother of four, friend of many. Lover of details, color, good conversations, finding balance, and being honest. Passionate lover of a well-crafted sentence - even more so if it's witty. Weird blend of cynical optimist. I'm the worst kind of woman. I'm high maintenance, but I think I'm low maintenance. Somehow, people still love me. Must be grace.
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2 Responses to flipped

  1. Jeannie M Smith says:

    I agree it is so rude and crude. Had a similiar experience once when driving but I really am not sure what the young lady thought I did to offend her. My first instant reaction was “did I see what I think I saw”. But I decided much like you to let it roll off my shoulder. My I am not sure if I’d would have ever thought about the advise regarding Satan, but “rude is rude”.

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  2. Papaw says:

    You can tell your girls that Papaw says that people who point their middle finger at others look more like “bad” people than the people they do it to. I try to get that message across to the children on my bus from time to time.

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