Wednesday, December 8, 2010

What do you want for breakfast?

I like giving the Triplets choices:
  • Where do you want to go today?
  • How many "upgrades" do you want?
  • What do you want for breakfast?
I usually get the normal choices from them for breakfast but William surprised me this morning.
  • Dad: "William, what kind of cereal would you like for breakfast?"
  • William: "I want the cereal with strawberry cuss words"
At first I was a little hesitant to ask just what those cuss words were.  I quickly took an inventory of the situations I have recently been in to assess the linguistic damage I had done.  I came up with nada.  That is not to say I am perfect with my word choices as in one of my many previous lives I saw cursing as an art form of sorts.

So I stilled myself and asked:
  • Dad: "William, what kind of cuss words?"
  • William: "Strawberry cuss words"
I still could not figure out what "strawberry cuss words" were.  They sometimes come home their day out program with new adjectives or nouns, depending their usage.  At least I think that is what they are.  I barely passed my 7th grade English class when we learned how to diagram sentences.  The one thing I did learn is routinely trampled today... when to use "well" vs "good".

Then it hit me.... "clusters."

Man has to suffer. When he has no real afflictions, he invents some.
Jose Marti

Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives, and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist.
Edgar Watson Howe


1 comment:

Lynn Leaming said...

Now that's great detective skills and funny to boot!!