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Socialization at Middle School

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?"

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  1. Kids, they are funny little people.
    Merle..........

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    1. Sometimes their thoughts are pretty sobering, too, when you think about it. :/

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  2. I'm wondering what triggered the "boobies" call....seems like an odd thing for a kid to just yell out for no reason. Perhaps he is the class clown , making kids laugh and relax a bit.
    I can understand the teacher not listening to Emperor though, she would be ignoring a tattle-tale, which is usually the best way to get kids to stop tattling.
    I'm glad your boys see this behaviour is wrong though.

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    1. Emperor isn't getting some of those social things yet... we had a big blowout yesterday about his bringing Hello Kitty headphones to school. Many of the kids are saying he is gay. And while he SHOULD be able to bring them without being teased, the fact of the matter is that he doesn't need to bring them, and whyyy make extra trouble for yourself?

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  3. Even if Emperor didn't bring Hello, Kitty, would he talk about it anyway? Besides, what is the difference between My Little Pony and Hello, Kitty?

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    1. Well, the MLP shirt he wears features Discord, which is more "male" if you will... but yeah. It's not right, but they do tease him a bit. One kid already threw a little stuffed animal he used to bring to school. He never was able to find it again, either... It is not right that they bully him, but we're trying to minimise it by his not bringing this stuff to school, yk?

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  4. Emperor is right! It's no better than a child yelling out 'penis'... I do believe.

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    1. I don't get why the privates and/or bodily functions are so funny at this age, but they just are...

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