As a Brit living in the U.S., I sometimes have to be careful about what I say and how I say it. That’s because not everyone gets the British sense of humor. We can be sarcastic. And I can say something that’s not meant to be taken literally, but is. That’s fine in my normal day-to-day life. I’m fairly confident that nothing I say is going to get me in any trouble beyond the awkward conversation that follows or embarrassment of trying to walk back a statement after I’ve accidentally offended someone.
But Mississippi journalist and mommy-of-one, Alex McDaniel, hasn’t been so lucky. She loves to share little stories about her personal life. In a recent op-ed she wrote: “As many of my readers and social media followers know, I’ve been quoting my adorable son on Twitter since he was two. He says the sassiest, smartest, most ridiculous things when I least expect it, and it’s one of my favorite things about him (and parenting, in general). I’ve written about it a handful of times before and am always so tickled by how many people keep up with our mother-son adventures.”
One thing she shared, however, almost led to her son being taken away from her.