Shalosh suedos is a time of fun conversation. My super frummy friend, my mom, my sister, and myself help set up the shalosh suedos at my shul. We have loads of fun, because the conversation is usually my family against her (my family= "modern", my freind super frummy). This week, we had loads of fun, because another lady was there, and she came with her baby. Her baby happened to be the topic of most of our convos.
After shalosh suedos itself, as we were waiting for Havdalah, an 11 year old boy came running over and asked "why do babies put everything into their mouths?"
We tried to explain it and were like "at that age (11 months) babies don't really understand anything other than taste and they know that is their mouths, plus they're teething" So, the kid was satisfied with that answer, but my super frummy friend, decided to show off what she learned in college and she screamed out (yes in shul, thank Gd no one was around)...
"He needs to satisfy his libido through oral fixation"
I was in shock and I wasn't sure I should say anything because the baby's mother was just kind of giving her this look, like "WTH did you just say?"
The situation was amusing. Because when I did decide to speak I was like "do you have any idea what you just said?" And she was like "Yea, I learned in my psych class, Freud said that."
So then the baby's mom was like "Do you know what libido (we decided not to enlighten her on "oral fixation") is?" and she was like "I thought I did, but based on your reactions I guess I don't" So we told her what it was, in the nicest way we could, and then the mom goes "You're telling me that my 11 month old is sticking things in his mouth becuase of his sexual desires?" And so, I informed my friend, that screaming anything out in shul, that Freud said, is bad. It's simply bad. Bad move for shul.
Anyway, I said to my mother "this is why frum girls should not be going to secular colleges, they don't know what the heck they're talking about"
My mom said "but they need to go, what else will they do?"