I'm still not in the mood.
Here is an e-mail forward from my dear blogging buddy Sheila.
And the mom's advice for the day is to teach your slang straight.
The moral of the story. If you are going to say freakin, like me, make sure your kids know how to spell it.
You also need to make sure that they don't repeat the word in front of my mom. She thinks the word freakin is as bad as the real thing.
My five-year old students are learning to read.
Yesterday one of them pointed at a picture in a zoo book and said,
'Look at this! It's a frickin' elephant!'
I took a deep breath, then asked...'What did you call it?'
'It's a frickin' elephant! It says so on the picture!'
And so it does...
' A f r i c a n Elephant '