I was torn between the title I used and "Out of the mouths of babes" …. I had a hard time deciding.
This is a story about my daughter cracking me up. She is at this point not exactly a kid, but she is most certainly a babe…..and she's my kid and will always be.....so both titles work for me.
I love my kid and she makes me laugh. She's also in a situation right now that's very reminiscent of a lot of my work life, a lone female mixed into a pack of men.
My daughter is an engineering student and there aren't a lot of females in her immediate circle. She told me that the guys finally stopped apologizing just this year for the crudeness of their remarks or if they swore in front of her. She doesn't swear, and she looks like an angel, so it's always funny to me and to those around her at school when something pops out of her mouth that you might not be expecting.
Case in point…….
I was talking to her on the phone while she trudged through the snow to her class the other day. She was describing the snow in the city as not very deep but treacherous to walk in. She asked if it was snowing where I was. I looked out of my window and said that it wasn't actively snowing but that I had virgin snow as far as the eye could see.
"We have some virgin snow on the grass, but the snow that's in the street is pretty slutty."
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