The internetz tell me that kids need that socialization, and you get a lot of it at middle school. Thankfully Emperor goes half days so he can learn how to act from the righteous and upstanding models of humanity in his class. And you know, Emperor needs to learn how to fit in a little better.
Emperor snorted when he heard this! "Do you even know what they say in school?" he asked incredulously. "The behaviour there is horrid, I'm serious."
It can't really be that bad... I don't think...
"I'll give you just one example," he told me. "Yesterday, when Miss C went out of the room to make some copies? Trent stood up and screamed, 'BOOBIES!'"
I couldn't help busting out laughing at this being the most horrible thing the kid could think of to relate to me. I was expecting something much more awful. Elf was aghast at my laughter and took me to task.
"You do realize that you are giggling at the equivalent of a young girl shouting 'PENIS' in school, don't you? This is quite inappropriate!"
Sorry. Elf raised an eyebrow at my immaturity.
"Yeah, I know!" said Emperor. "When Miss C got back into the room, I tried to tell her, 'Do you know what Trent just yelled out?' but she wouldn't listen. Can you believe that?"