Sunday, April 19, 2009
A random conversation happened this afternoon between a very approachable mom (that would be my part) and a very suddenly maturing son (that would be S3, who next month will be 14 1/2, not that he is counting down the months till he gets his temps or anything)~~~I was working in my office (yeah, I know, no shock there since my ass now is in the exact shape as my chair) and S3 wanders in with some "news": S3: Hey mom. Did you know that Vermont is trying to legalize sexting? ME: Uhhhh.....What? S3: Yeah, they are trying to make it so it is legal between 2 people. The only time it would be a crime is if someone forwarded it to a third person. ME: Do you know what sexting is? S3: Duh. It all started when a girl sent her ex-boyfriend pictures of herself naked showing him what he was missing and he sent it to a bunch of his friends. Oh, and it is a noun and is even in the dictionary now. (At this point I am thinking it is more a verb, but what the hell do I know?!) ME: You do know that it is a felony right? And that if you do it you can not only be prosecuted but have to spend the rest of your life as a sex offender right? S3: Yeah, I think the whole thing is stupid. Then he went back to the couch and flipped on espn. Then I wondered which part he thought was stupid, the sexting part or the felony part. I didn't have the nerve to ask him. When the hell did my little boy turn into someone who not only knows about sexting but strolls into my office to chat about it. I think life was simpler when I was his age and the only way we could communicate was with two cans and a string.