I am beginning to sense that I am fighting a losing battle on the potty humor front with my 5.5 year old. We were really lucky with her preschool class - very few older brothers to teach the potty language. Unfortunately, she has a friend who is getting it at school and teaching her. She of course thinks it is funny and just doesn't get the distinction of what is ok and what isn't.
With her reading now, she is also picking up on more things. But, I never imagined I would have to pre-read Father's Day cards and only show her suitable cards. We were at Target today and I was disappointed in the selections. Cards that were clearly for little kids to give their daddy's had fart jokes inside them. There were even two husband cards that referenced farts and a third that likened the husband to a "horn-y" moose. Yes, the horny moose would go over her head, but she knows enough to know it is a joke and ask why it is so funny.
Seriously? Are my father and my husband the only two men who don't go around farting every 10 minutes? Yes, there were mushy cards and there were crude joke cards. I'm not a mushy card type and prefer funny without being crude or blatantly sexual.
Next year I'm going to Hallmark. I hope they are less crude.
I don't haven an issue with the birthday, anniversary, or other occasion cards for adults from adults that have this type of crude or sexual humor especially when given in an adults only situation. Typically these cards are not mixed in with the little kid cards or are fairly obvious that is what they are from the pictures/style of the card exterior. To me, Father's Day is typically celebrated with multiple generations and I wouldn't want to give a card that I wouldn't want my child or parents to read.
Is it just me? Have you shopped for Father's Day cards yet? Did you run into this same problem?
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