I Swear I’ll Not Impress You – a Joey re-blog

Published May 5, 2017 by Nan Mykel

Hell, I commented on the previous post, not this one! Oh well, hell’s bells as my Mom used to say.


This week one of my teens and her friends were addressed by a teacher who said, “Watch your language. I know you think it’s cool to swear and you’re trying to impress people, but watch your language.”
My child informed me of this and I screwed up my face and asked, “What the fuck? Impress people? When I want to impress people, I don’t swear.”
“I know, right?”
We shook our heads in mutual agreement. Sad stuff, y’all.


I was a skosh surprised at the offending student. Said student’s mother reads all her social media and doesn’t approve of my spawns’ word choices.
My kids are smart enough to not swear in front of teachers. And Mamaws. And helicopter parents. And any other adult who might would gasp.

The language of power is not what we speak here at home.


If you’ve read me for any length of time, you understand that conversations in…

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