Saturday, September 17, 2011

Dependent Variables

Recently someone told me my kids & I talk "funny". I was all, "funny?"

She replied, "Yeah. Your kids say things other kids don't say."

I guess I already knew this a little bit. I like words, I like learning new words and I like using the words I've learned. Certainly this has rubbed off on my kids. However, I blame my mother. I mean seriously, I never knew any of my friends' moms to say, "It would behoove you to clean your room today." Haha.

Since it's been pointed out that my family talks "funny", I've noticed it a bit more this week. I admit it probably does sound a little odd to those who don't really know our dynamics. Just today LittleDuckling asked if he could go to his dad's house. I said yes, as long as FunnyMan could drive him, since I was busy. He then asked if FunnyMan was going to just drop him off or if he was planning to stay at his dad's too. I said, "I don't know... why?"

He replied, "It's a dependent variable." Haha.

I understood perfectly what he meant. That was his way of telling me he wanted alone time -- away from his siblings. If FunnyMan was going to drop him off that was one thing. But if he was going to stay and hang out, that was something else entirely.

I guess we do talk "funny".


Charlotte said...

I think it's awesome that your kids have such a large vocabulary. Using big words is fun. I should use them more often. It adds interest to conversations I think.

Susie said...

LOL! My friends used to say that I swallowed a dictionary:-)

Vickie said...

Hey, to me it is a sign of intelligence...higher breeding;)

Average Joe said...

There are a lot of long words in there, Miss; we're naught but humble pirates.

okeydokeyifine said...

This was hilarious as Dad was reading it aloud to me and I am smiling because I knew what Kadin meant, so I said, "oh" as I am nodding my head. Dad did not understand it till I explained it while he is yet reading to himself, and then he said, "that is exactly what Emma said."
I got it LOUD & CLEAR.