I have to break my little rule today.
The Ginger came in last night from playing outside with his best friend (a kid he's been friends with for 3 years now), and he immediately trucked it to the back part of the house. He started doing his chores (on his own, without being told- Red Flag #1), and was putting things away in their places with a little too much vigor (read: slamming shit around- Red Flag #2). I quietly watched for a moment or two, to see if he'd open up about whatever was obviously bothering him, but then returned to my office because I know with The Ginger, he'd have to approach me... and he would.
A few minutes went by, and The Ginger popped into my office and asked, "Mom, are we atheists?"
Whoa. Okay. I knew something was bothering him, but that definitely came out of left field.
Of course I asked the obvious question:
"Where did you hear that word?"
The Ginger walked out of the room. He obviously didn't want to rat out his friend, but I didn't feel