So anyway, yesterday at lunch I was sitting by a boy who asked me this...
"Mrs. Barnett, do you know what a swolly is?" (I was confused because he can't quite say his r's yet).
I said, "Umm...I'm not sure."
Boy says, "A sworly (aka swirly), you know, where someone has their head stuck in the toilet?"
I said, "Yes, but how do you know about that? You shouldn't know about that."
Boy says, "I have had one."
I said, "What, who gave you a swirly?"
Boy says, "My mom." (I'm thinking, hold on, what?) "Yeah, I got in trouble, so she picked me up and gave me a swirly."
So I guess spanking is so 1980's...apparently giving your kid a swirly is the new, fashionable form of punishment.
Oh and just so you all feel a little better about this...I'm almost positive there wasn't a lot of truth to this story that he told me.