Saturday Open Thread

May 5, 2012

It’s the weekend, y’all!

Did you hear about the 1st grader who was suspended from school for sexual harassment? His crime: reciting a line from an LMFAO song and adding a booty shake.

“I could understand if he was fondling her, looking up her skirt, trying to look in her shirt. That, to me, is sexual harassment,” his mother, Stephanie Meadows, told the ABC affiliate. “I’m just, I’m floored. They’re going to look at him like he’s a pervert. And it’s like, that’s not fair to him.”

I think this smacks of overreaction on the school’s part, but who knows if there’s a back story or a record of similar behavior. But is a 7-year-old capable of sexual harassment? What say you?

Here’s a list of 8 Things You Should Never Say to a Mom. While I agreed most of them deserved a nice tall glass of Shut Up Juice, there was one that I don’t mind hearing:

“I remember that stage. He/she will grow out of it.”

I think those words are meant to be reassuring, not patronizing or dismissive, as the article says. And who doesn’t want to hear that basically, it will get better?

What do you think of the list? What would you add to it? I got tired of hearing, “You’re STILL nursing?” I felt like answering: Didn’t you just see me whip my boob out, Einstein? With a big “SUCK IT!” for good measure (no pun intended).

What are you up to this fine weekend? Chat away!