Friday, May 15, 2009
Warning!: Adult Content
we went to the playground today. we live in an apartment complex that has two playgrounds, but we always go to the big one with the fence around it. it has one of those big things with slides and ladders and a rope bridge and lots of little rooftops. i always like to see what sort of things are written all over every spare inch. today i saw what seemed to be a gang symbol. actually, i saw it twice. i also saw a swastika. of course there were the usual "for a good time call" messages. the funny thing that struck me, though, was that there were quite a few things written about a boy named shelby. it seemed no matter where i was on the big toy there was some new tidbit, or piece of the puzzle into shelby's explicit life. whoever this poor kid is, he needs to find new outlets for his creativity and lifestyle choices. at least find better friends or less angry enemies. i won't go into too much detail, but i'm sure you can guess. mostly, it seems that shelby prefers male company, whether family relations or not, and even monkeys. was that too much? i also learned that another boy prefers asian girls to white girls and that true love does exist. as in "girl" +"boy"= love. that one cracked me up. nothing like math to say i love you. i'm really glad my kids can't read yet. i can't even count how many times i saw swear words. my kids looked at them and just said that there were letters. i'm sad that eventually they will learn to read. i hope that they will never be the ones to be writing things like this. i know that i never wrote anything like that, when i was a kid.