Saturday, January 9, 2010

I'll Take Celibate for a Thousand, Alex

So my 16 year old daughter, Maybelline, is doing homework for her pre-AP English class, reading Grapes of Wrath. She looks over and asks, "Mom, what does c-e-l-i-b-a-t-e mean?" Seriously? Someone should not be taking pre-AP English. And someone should not be having to explain to her 16 year old the meaning of celibate.

She looks down at the notebook she's using to take notes of her reading and starts erasing.

Until I write again ...

Flea

11 comments:

Karen said...

With all the sex-ed they have in schools, you'd think that would be a word they'd introduce at some point.

judi said...

I'm choking on my biscotti, LMAO!

Karen said...

I was about her age when a Sunday School teacher told us to look through the bible and find any words that we didn't know what they meant and they would help us create a glossary. I was so........so naive. I raise my hard...."Harlot, I don't know what harlot means." You could have heard a pin drop.

Chuckling and cringing with you.

Leenie said...

And you wonder why those teenagers don't talk to their parents. LOL

J.R. said...

Karen: LOL!!! Did your teacher define harlot for you?

Mental P Mama said...

GAH! Pre AP? Never heard of that...but Celibate is another name for Maybelline. Right?

imbeingheldhostage said...

Are you sure she didn't mean celebrate?

Karen Deborah said...

Ok we teach them every kind of angle about sex and skip this? Well thank God she asked you. Considering there are more than 38 kinds of STD's out there now many of them not curable- and also prevent having children-- Id' say it;s the best question to come up for awhile!

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

Tooooo funny.

Snooty Primadona said...

Since I've been in trouble lately for pretty much this very thing, I think I should tell you to pass on that. Big. Time.

Diane said...

Well, I'm not sure my 19 old knows either... maybe I should go ask her...?