WOW!!! The things kids learn at school....

@jesi06 (279)
United States
December 14, 2006 2:47pm CST
My 9 year old daughter came home today from school. When asked how her day was she excitedly told me of a new joke she learned today. Although my mind told me not to ask....I as a parent HAD to ask. So she says "after everything I say you say...I am a lady"...I thought there was nothing wrong with this and agreed to do this. Below you will be able to follow the "joke" learned in the 4th grade. I met a boyfriend in the store "I am a lady" My boyfriend took me home for more "I am a lady" He softly whispered in my ear "I am a lady" Upon my stating this last part she began to laugh hysterically and said "ah hahah you have a girlfriend" WOWTHIS is disturbing!!! I will surely be addressing this with the teacher tomorrow morning, however what I will say to all of you is this...watch out for the friends your kid makes....they can be REAL DOOZIES!!!
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@SageMother (2277)
• United States
14 Dec 06
OH that's not too bad. Remember that kids process those things differently than those who are past puberty. Her thrill is the "trickiness" along with the little "grossness" of the girlfriend factor. She has no idea about the further social implications. She is growing up. It is important to avoid rash reactions or she will be your silent teenager when those years are reached. Keep those lines of communication open. She obviously tursts you enough to share.
• United States
14 Dec 06
very true! I also thought it to be pretty clever!
@leese29 (341)
• United States
15 Dec 06
I agree with you Sagemother
• United States
15 Dec 06
I hafta agree with SageMother as well. Sage advice, pardon the pun :)
@ricki1223 (139)
• United States
14 Dec 06
Oh my gosh, wow 4th grade??!!! My preschooler comes home from school telling me that she has a boyfriend and I was floored!! I could not believe that she even knew what a boyfriend was!!! Its incredible how things have changed!! I would def. talk to the teacher!!
@AndreaM76 (1164)
• United States
15 Dec 06
I remember hearing dirty jokes and telling dirty jokes as young as 1st grade! We would hear them on the playground or bus and we would laugh but it wasn't till I was a teenager joke that we understood those milkman jokes!
• United States
15 Dec 06
Yeah, I remember hearing the dirty jokes that early, too. Some of them I understood, some of them I didn't. I don't think there's really anything the teacher can do about it. The kids will hear them on the playgrounds and such and it's not necessarily your kids friends, you know? Of course, I'm sure it doesn't hurt to talk to the teacher and you might as well try. Good luck!
• Australia
15 Dec 06
If this is the worst your daughter ever does you should think yourself lucky.
@simpalm (10)
• Australia
15 Dec 06
no wonder the world is slowerly stuffing up when people like you run the the teachers with something so perthetic as that, turn back time and remember what you and the other kids got up to, and you know the world kept on turning and your still alive so it did not kill you, so let kids be kids and let them learn about life the way we used to
@jesi06 (279)
• United States
15 Dec 06
I would LOVE for kids to be able to be kids, but guess what....they aren't. Little girls played with Barbie and boys with toy trucks...now they want cell phones,laptops,gaming systems and more! They know about things at 8&9 what I didn't know until I was in my teens. Now it may be where I live as it is not Beaver Cleaver's neighborhood, but I go to the elementary school and see kids no taller than 4' smoking, cursing,grabbing the opposite se*, etc. There is something REALLY wrong here...and I don't believe I am the ONLY parent in the world who feels that way. Look at the music on the radio,the shows on tv,etc...even the ones targeted towards children are a bit MUCH! I don't want to "run" the teachers class, I just feel that they are sent to school to learn how to add,subtract,read,etc...but I guess I may be mistaken :)
• Australia
16 Dec 06
i'm so sorry i sounded so harsh but as the smart sounding parent as i feel you are, dont you think it's you that sets the standards for your children the world is a cheap place and its the family that talks together that lives together so please dont blame others love your kids and tell them that you love them and forever talk to them
@juicemilk (2291)
• Australia
14 Dec 06
I dont really see what the teacher has to do with it unless they were the one who told her? I used to tell jokes like that when I was at primary school, for example: Why do blondes wear hoop earrings? To hold their ankles up I thought it was hilarious but I never knew what it meant, chances are your daughter doesn't get the true meaning of her joke either. I certainly don't think its disturbing, just harmless fun
@jesi06 (279)
• United States
15 Dec 06
I never said that I was upset with the teacher because she said it. I am upset with the fact that children are in school to learn their ABC's and 123's not about things of this nature. Nor will I blame the child who told her this joke as they probably heard it from a parent,older sibling,etc. I don't know how old you are, but I am 31 years old and I can tell you that when I was younger.. this type of stuff was NOT going on at the magnitude it is today.
• United States
15 Dec 06
About the blond joke, I had to repeat it in my head a few times before I got it and I'm 28 years old!!! LOL! I think that your daughter is trying to see if she could trick you into saying that you had a girlfriend. Everything said before she probably didn't understand, nor did she understand the implications of the joke. If she did truly understand the joke, would she tell it to her mom?? I wouldn't over-react to this joke and just let her know that you don't like it and would prefer her not to retell it!
• Canada
22 Jan 07
LOL I know, sounds a bit disturbin, but it's nothing compared to other stuff I've heard in school....sadly where PEOPLE gather, there will be a few doozies. LOL Thanks for sharing that.
@jenbatres (800)
• United States
5 Jan 07
It's not too bad, I have a 9 year old girl. I have heard much worse from my daughter and her friends.
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
30 Dec 06
do not underestimate kids today!!! my bestfriend's kid (just started school this year) wanted to have a family of his own already.. already telling her mom that he will marry her classmate!!! beat that!
@MrsAdvice (623)
• United States
28 Dec 06
Awwww, that's not so bad, I told worse jokes than that when I was 9. Kids get a real kick out of what they consider "dirty jokes" which by adult standards are not really dirty, I see no harm in it. She was just having fun. Ask her if she wants to hear a REALLY dirty joke. When she says, "Yeah." Tell her a little boy and a little girl were behind the barn . . . and they fell into a mud puddle! lol.
• United States
28 Dec 06
well, last year my daughter used to come home crying because she said the kids in her class on the bus were calling her "gay" Now how does a first grader know anything about that???? I took it up with the principal. Of course no one knows where it came from...the things they learn!
@remaster74 (4067)
• Greece
15 Dec 06
I have to say that I don't follow the joke, but you have to speak with the teacher. In the 4th grade they should learn other things like that.
• Italy
15 Dec 06
Why i can't understand it?T_T
@missybal (4492)
• United States
15 Dec 06
Not as bad as I was thinking it could be but I agree I would also speak to the teacher. It's scary what kids learn in school from other children. I see kids grow up faster and faster every year.
@calvin222 (1607)
• India
15 Dec 06
thank god my daughter is a innoscent babe. who hasnt realised or been exposed to the facts of life.
@rainbow (6763)
15 Dec 06
I had to read that 3 times before I got it, maybe she doesn't really understand what it implies. As I'm sure her classmates don't really. Maybe you could check with school how things are going and if the puplis are to be regrouped after the holiday giving her a chance to meet some different kids. Perhaps when you are nine you think being a girl and having a girlfriend is wrong. Maybe one of her friends overheard something and they don't really understand and if this is the case do you really want this to become so big that they end up understanding? I think a quiet word with the teacher explaining why you disapporove is a good thing as they may be unaware of this kind of joke and then let school deal with it.
@hemesh (214)
• India
15 Dec 06
yes it is true..the friends with whom a child stays influences them a lot..
@Brandi06 (2228)
• United States
15 Dec 06
kids learn alot from school
• Philippines
15 Dec 06
kids today dont know what theyre saying completely. they thought it was fun but...its not..
@erdsethu (165)
• India
15 Dec 06
Take care - Keep ur kids in ur hand till they stand in their hands
hai this is good. bcz the type of friends ur kids have at scholl will continue till the end, so convey to ur daughter to make good company. dont force her but be kind.
• United States
15 Dec 06
Oh, believe me, this past school year I worked with second graders, and I heard even worse things than this. I was truly shocked by what goes around the schools nowadays ..
@Khangura (924)
• Canada
15 Dec 06
wow haha u should indeeed talk to the teacher of her school cuz that seems toohigh of a lvl especially for a gr4.. wow it couldve only been the teacher too unless another gr4 knows this joke or possibly if the elementary goes to gr6 then maybea gr6 told her so going to the teacher and blaming her directly isnt always the best idea and of course the teacher might have no explanation if another student told her the joke then the teacher prob has 0 control voer that .. like at recess she was told the joke.. the teacher cant do anything to stop her from hearin the joke so u cant jus go to the teacher n blame her.. i dont even kno what u could say if it wasnt the teacher who taught her the joke