I took my kindergartner to the bus stop this morning. It was an emotional experience, putting my little boy on the big yellow bus for the first time. There was a group already waiting, and one dad was talking to another mom (we all have little, little kids, btw. This bus only services the K-4 grades).
She mentions how they didn't wake up until 6:40am, and he said, "Holy S---."
Wait, what? No way. I thought about blowing that off, but I'm not that kind of person. So I laughed loudly and said, "Did you just swear in front of the kids?"
They stopped talking. He looked at me like I had a booger on my forehead. And he said, "I don't know. Did I?"
Oh come on. Seriously, he doesn't know what comes out of his mouth? But I just said, "Try and watch that."
We went on to have an awkward silence while we waited for the bus, but I was totally fuming inside. First, it infuriates me that some people think it's okay to talk like that at home in front of their small children. That's why we get kindergartners who swear. But that's his business. It's his house. However, he better not think it's okay to talk like that in front of other people's children. It made me so mad that he would be so careless as to not even know what's coming out of his mouth in front of all these small kids.
Hopefully he'll keep a good ten feet between us next time. I know he won't want to offend my kid's tender ears.