Sunday, June 13, 2010

A Firm Grasp on Sarcasm

Most of the time when Tate mixes up his words it's not deliberate.  But it's usually somewhat logical.

Like when Kerry dug into the stash I have for making s'mores because he wanted chocolate.  Tate asked him where the Hershey bars came from, but, "Dad wasn't very tellative, Mom."

Or noticing some chickens that stay in a neighbor's yard, though they're not fenced, he said, "Those are very allegiant chickens."

But other times he knows he's making a play on words.

We were talking about the Gold Rush of 1849.  Few of the miners actually got rich.  Many of the ones who did find gold tended to squander it on the weekends "in town".  Blank stares.

Hmmmm.  I was trying to describe what I meant by "wild living" with age-appropriate information, (in other words, I preferred to avoid discussing prostitution with my 8 year-old), when Tate summed it up like this:

"They bamboozed their money away."

That'll do.


leah said...

Hahaha! Thanks for the chuckle!

Bamboozed- I think I may steal that term, lol!

melanie said...

You are great at recording all this memorable stuff, Julie.

Love it.

The dB family said...

Hehehe! Good thinking, Tate!

Love your new look! Is this what you can do with those new blogger features? I might have to go have some fun!


Herding Grasshoppers said...

Leah, I love how he incorporated the "booze" of bamboozled!

Melanie, and you know, nine tenths of it gets away from me. *sigh*

Deborah, cool new templates! Fun to play with. But I'm a sucker for change ;D

Q said...


If it helps, when we have to discuss prostitutes, we explain that they are women who don't have a godly father or husband protecting them, and ungodly men pay the women to kiss them. This way they see how sad it is for the woman and how important protection is for girls/women. My children know that when you get married then you get to kiss your husband/wife . . . so they understand prostitution is going outside of a perk one should not take advantage of outside of marriage. We'll tell them the rest later!

JulieMom said...

Too funny! My six year old is constantly mixing up/ making up words. It ALWAYS cracks me up, and I try not to laugh while she's still in the room.

Thanks for the comment on my blog the other day. :0) Not sure if you noticed, but my husband is Deaf and we work as missionaries to the Deaf in SA.

Thought it was neat we were both Julies and also had some experience with Deafness/hard of hearing-ness. Have a blessed day!