i agree w/ PP's...esp susana in that their just envious you have the ovaries to truly live this beautiful life to the fullness i believe its existence is intended for...
it is hard being so different from others around me...i totally konw what you are feeling. even the local unschoolers here seem to be so different from me...they knit, they quilt, they sew, they have lots of money to pay for this lesson and that lesson and travel lots and so forth. i feel envious of this because i'm so separate from all this...we don't have much in common. or they are christians and i'm not, i'm atheist. thus, i feel very alone. thank god (no pun intended...ok, it is...
) that i don't live near my ds' father or his family...yikes!
my dd is not allowed to say 'poop' at her school. she presently is finishing up her kindergarten year at our waldorf school. today she even called this one boy a f-head. jeesh, wonder where she learned THAT?!
how EMBARASSING in a way. i'm sure that teacher thinks the world of me now...yikes. oh well, what can you do...life is a process, a journey and i'm not going to walk around like i'm miss manners cuz i am not. i'm more of a rebel and go against the seemingly-victorianish social norm. don't get me wrong...i don't go around yelling anarchy! or telling people off.
my daughter was pissed and that is how she expressed it. i am aware that for most of us this is unacceptable.......but to a 6 yo this is often their way of doing it...using a word that is usually 'off limits' and then that is when they'll use it more...esp when angry...... so today it was 'f-head'. much more powerfully put to get her point across. (don't get me wrong, mamas...i do NOT encourage this to express her anger...we are working on it...) she is a very passionate girl. poor baby...of course she got punished and told that its not ok to talk that way. actually she was told 'you may not speak like that at school...'. sigh.
i don't mind 'potty' words at home. to me they are all just words..........even the F word. my mom hates when my dd says butthole over and over and over...i actually find it funny. call me immature but it really is funny when my dd is yelling out from the car at the grocery store, "there are buttholes in our salsa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" and giggling up a storm. its all in how its perceived i'm sure of.....and so many people fall into being offended and taking things way too personal IMHO. again, socially bought-into norms.