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.


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”.


  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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