Tonight as I helped Boy Child with his homework it became evident that he was confused by commas, parenthesis, and apostrophes. I tried to explain them several times and it was apparent I was merely confusing him further.
So I said, "Look. Look at this Boy Child."
And I wrote the following sentence:
Jason said, "Go to hell and die y'all."
Boy Child started laughing as I explained what each part of the sentence was. In fact, he laughed so hard he could hardly finish his work.
Jason came over to see what we were laughing about. Boy Child finished his work and went to his room.
Jason sighed. Deeply.
"I can't believe you wrote that," he frowned. "Did you really think that was appropriate?"
Before I could say anything else he continued,
"As if I'd say y'all. Come on Stephanie!"
Because if you live in our house? That was the most offensive part. For real.