By Anonymous - United Kingdom - London
Today, my daughter and her "friend" kept using crude euphemisms right in front of me, thinking I was too old or too stupid to figure out what they meant. I nearly had an aneurysm when she told him he could put his "pencil" in her "sharpener" next time they studied together. FML
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By  Steffi3  |  40

If you know what they're talking about, just call her out on it. I mean, you are the parent

By  Steffi3  |  40

If you know what they're talking about, just call her out on it. I mean, you are the parent


I agree, I hope OP did something about it and didn't just let this slide. They must be really dumb if they thought their parents wouldn't understand. How do they think they were made?

  GokuSS400  |  18

100% agree with everyone proposing op embarrass her daughter.

Now if that doesn't work…start playing along and tell them about how you were sharpening her father's pencil the other night ;) (not only would she be mortified that mom is trying to sound cool by playing along, but hearing about your parents' sex lives is one thing a child NEVER wants to encounter; 2 birds one stone)


Or teach her about safe pencil sharpening and let them make their own choices about their stationary supplies :)

If they really want to have sex, they're going to have sex. If all you do is violently discourage it, they'll just be sneaker about it and probably be unsafe about it.

  cupcakebruh  |  21

#88, it really depends on the age, because in a lot of states its illegal for children under a certain age (between 11-15) to have sex. Its considered rape because at that age, usually they aren't fully aware of what they're doing/what sex means, and therefore cannot consent to it.

  scyth3s  |  13

I'm 24 and I definitely use euphemisms like this all the time, and my gf thinks it's hilarious. You don't have to be less than 14 to enjoy stupid euphemisms.

By  born_hustla  |  26

Play the game with them. Tell them that no pencil is allowed in your house. And the sharpener shall be out of commission- grounded until further notice. Gotta Step up mom!

By  Tripartita  |  44

How much further did they go with that particular euphemism?
"Great, I can't wait for your sharpener to make my pencil nice and short."
"Never mind, just drop it."