Saturday, April 17, 2010
Blog Carnival at TherExtras~ Childhood Expressions
is the theme for
current blog carnival on
Yes, it is a broad topic-- but then that lets more creativity flow? eh?
As I sit here and type I am not sure that this post will be a profound addition to the blog carnival, but it may just end up being the one that brings a smile to your face.
Smiles are good they increase your face value.
I know that when my son says, "Well, duh...." he is attempting to use the "sarcasm" skills that he hears his mom use.
I know that when I say to my husband "Well, are you going to go rope him in, or shall I?" That my husband and I are talking about whether he or I will go and disengage Shane from whatever he is involved in. (Nope, my husband doesn't use rope to tie Shane up-- although the thought of wrapping my son in bubble tape, has crossed my mind.) When we have had this conversation at church, a few eyebrows have been raised.
As my children have gotten older and smarter my husband and I have had to be cryptic with how we communicate-- we can no longer spell things out-- the kids can now figure out what we are talking about. We used to call ice cream, butter-- but the kids figured that out. Both of my kids are very observant-- they retain more "useless" knowledge than I would think possible.
Since my kids are in grade school, Shane is in First Grade and Jessica is in Third grade, the expressions that the kids use to talk to each other are different than they were last year. Shane will now mention every week or so about the name of his current girlfriend.-- Which freaks me out a bit... he's only in first grade!!! But then, this is just another expression.
I was having a tough time figuring out what to write, so I found some pictures that really "show" childhood expressions -- at least at our house!
I do think we pass our expressions on to our kids-- When I was a child my father called me his "wart"-- I sometimes call Shane-- worm boy and Jessica -- camo girl or camo princess.
Those expressions might bother some people, but they seem to be status quo here at our house.
So, anyway that's all I've got for this topic--
Thanks so much to Barbara at TherExtras-- her posts,comments and suggestions help make navigating the world of special needs kids-- less daunting.
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