Tonight MM gave me the finger. Not in a bad way. He just had configured his hand in that shape and said, "LOOK MOM! Look what I'm doing with my hand!"
So I said to him, "That's really great, Sweetie! You're really very dexterous....um....dexterous means you can do cool things with your fingers. Um....one thing though...that shape you're making with your hand...some people find it really rude. It's kind of like the hand version of calling someone a doodyhead. So don't do it at school. Okay? 'Cause people might get mad."
"It's rude to do this?"
"Yeah, Pumpkin. For some strange reason, people think it's rude. I know you don't like to get in trouble for being rude."
"No, I don't. I won't do this at school. But it's really cool that I can do it, isn't it?"
"Yes, it is. Would you like to learn how to snap your fingers?"
"Okay, first you go like this..."
Through My Glasses, Dorkily
6 years ago