I'm grateful for lessons from Rocket. He is full of deep thoughts, sometimes crazy, sometimes funny, and sometimes right. What I recently learned is that there is something like a high five, but a little more aggressive. Throwing one's middle finger in the air isn't known as flipping the bird, according to Rocket. While watching football, a coach on the sideline briefly threw up his index finger, giving the No. 1 sign. Rocket saw a different finger.
Him: Mom, that guy gave the high fuckin'!
Him: (now bashful) the high...(nearly whispering)...fuckin'.
Me: You know he gave the No. 1 sign, right?
Him: (awkward silence)
Me: Did you think he gave the middle finger?
Me: What do you call that?
Him: (tight lipped, shaking head)
Me: the high fuckin'?
Me: I'm not going to be mad, I'm trying to understand. You think that's called the high...
Him: Fuckin'! Yes! It is!
Me: (freaking out in my head)
Did I mention Kevin is from Philadelphia?