I promise that this will be my last "Ho Ho Ho" post (at least for 2007).
The girls and I were in the car and had just left the mall where Sydney had purchased her new Santa earrings. I told them that I realized that I had been joking alot about being "ghetto" and about the "Ho", but did they actually know what a "Ho" was?
Sydney said that a boy at school called a girl a "Ho". She went on to say that she thought a "Ho" was a girl who dated lots of boys.
I was quiet for a moment before telling her that that wasn't quite right. "Ho" is a derrogatory term for a girl who has sex with lots of different boys.
I opened myself right up for this conversation:o
I went on..."God designed..." Syd cut me off. She continued, "I know. I know. God designed sex to be a beautiful, fun act of love between two married people."
I went on, "You know, just because a girl..." Syd cut me off again. She'd been down this path before. She continued, "Just because a girl has sex before she's married, it doesn't make her a bad girl. It makes her a girl who's making some bad decisions."
All those teachable moments (made possible thanks to the television) have been paying off. You see, I don't want kids growing up to be the stereotypical judgemental Christians. Above all else, I want them to know that people matter to God...ALL people...even (and especially)the "Hos".
Ok, sermon over. In my next post, I promise to talk about a REALLY important issue...like poop!