My son is eleven. Jokes about penises and farts are rampant. Of course, me being immature, can’t help but laugh.
I know that I should probably be telling him not to say those things or act that way. But that’s not really what the world is about. The real world is full of NSFW memes and quick witted jokes. So instead, I’m trying to teach him when it’s appropriate to say or act a certain way in polite society. This is proving to be more of a challenge.
He is also trying to work in sarcasm on a regular basis. It’s too bad that 80% of the time he just sounds like he’s being an asshole. Usually it’s directed towards his sisters, but once in a while he tries it out on my wife and I. It’s hard to not want to punish him… he hears my wife and I joke with each other frequently. He just needs to finesse his delivery and timing. There’s so much left to teach him still.