My first grader told me, "Mommy, I just want you to know Justin Bieber sucks but I like his songs." Then her voice trailed off like Charlie Brown's teacher while I stood in shock thinking did she say "sucks?" Did she just tell me a Justin Bieber rumor? Did she say "Justin Bieber?"
Mommy: "Did you say Justin Bieber sucks?"
Daughter: "Well, I really like his songs but he only thinks of himself."
M: "Did you say he sucks?"
D: "Mommy, Sally said he only thinks about himself."
M: "Don't say sucks and Sally should call Justin and tell him about his problem not you."
D: "Mommy, she doesn't know Justin Bieber."
M: "Then how does she know he sucks?"
D: "I don't know."
M: "If she doesn't know him then why is she telling you this?"
D: 'No, you don't understand. Sally said...."
Obviously, we had a lesson on believing everything you hear and talking about others etc. Then I made a note to self. Looks like I won't ever worry about light blue Justin Bieber satin jackets. Justin Bieber is unpopular in first grade. My daughter said "sucks."