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Shame on you!

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

My 7-year-old daughter came home from school one day, held up her middle finger, and asked me what it meant. I was so shocked that I could say only, "Shame on you," followed by, "If anyone does that to you, just say, "Shame on you" to that person.

Next week we were at the dinner table when my husband let out a huge belch. I reprimanded him by saying, "Shame on you."

Imagine my husband's shock when my daughter held up her middle finger, showed it to him, and exclaimed, "Mom, you forgot to give Daddy the 'shame on you' sign."

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BAYBERRYBEAR 5/10/2012 2:47AM

    Whoops! emoticon

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KICK-SS 5/9/2012 1:36AM

    Best you give the child a little more accurate definition of "the finger" - maybe tell her it's something rude people do and is unacceptable. With using shame on you as an explanation, everytime someone does something that deserves a shame on you, she'll flip them off! These kids learn things so young... and stuff like that, unfortunately is what sticks with them sometimes................ emoticon

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CJSARGENT1 5/8/2012 8:16PM

    how cute

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JTREMBATH 5/8/2012 3:01PM

    Children come out with thing always at the wrong time to embarrass us.

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LESSOFPMCD 5/8/2012 1:47PM

    Great reminder to always watch what you do and say around kids!

They are like sponges and soak it all in even if you don't thnk they are.

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ALICERIEGER 5/8/2012 1:33PM


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PICKIE98 5/8/2012 1:09PM

Aren't you glad that your priest wasn't there for dinner?

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