As most of you know, my four year old son; appropriately called 'The Boss' needs a bit of refinement. Like most kids his age, he has not a filter. I would say most kids grow out of this, but with Mr. Boobie's influence, I'm not so sure.
Many moons ago, 'The Boss' was watching me blog and caught a peek of my FUF Guy:
No problem, right? It's not like the guy is sacrificing a goat or showing you his junk. In any event, The Boss began mimicking the above gesture. Quick to intervene, I thought up a master plan. Like any Mom would do, I told him it was inappropriate. Which further piqued his interest. (I told you he's advanced like that!) So I told him that he was doing it all wrong. I told him that this is how it's really done:
Guess what?! It worked. For months it worked. When the cashier gave him a snide face in the store, he'd simply throw up his pointer and feel achieved. If his brother wouldn't play Xbox with him, he'd flash the faux bird. Obviously, my parenting skills rock out.
Then tonight, out of nowhere-The Boss waved the correct bird proudly. Calmly, I explained to him he was doing it incorrectly. Then very rationally, he told me that he was going to start doing it the 'right way' so he won't get into trouble.