Me: “Stupid idiot! Why don’t you learn how to drive?” (said to man who cut me off and then slammed on the brakes)
Son: What did you say to the man Mommy?
Me: I just think he needs to learn how to drive.
Son: Why doesn’t he know how to drive?
Me: I guess no one ever taught him.
Son: Is it because he is stupid?
Me: Son, we don’t say stupid!
Son: But you just said the man was stupid.
Son: You should say you are sorry. That wasn’t very nice.
Me: Good idea.
(a short pause)
Son: You should tell him before he drives away.
Me: I’m sorry.
Lesson learned: Mommy needs to have music playing in the car at all times and learn to speak under her breath.