Friday, March 6, 2009

Kai-versations: Not exactly the vocab lesson I was going for...

We play this game at our house. Usually it's one of those things we do when we're stuck in the car or we're waiting on food at a restaurant just to fill time with something somewhat "educational."

It's the rhyming game.

Pretty simple game. Nothing new. I say a word and the girls take turns rhyming words with the one I've chosen.

The other day in the car we were playing when I announced the new word we were gonna rhyme with: WORD.

I could think of lots of words to rhyme with it: Bird, Herd, Third. You get the idea.

But, Kai excitedly uttered the one word I never expected. Can you guess it?

Yep, Turd. It came out of nowhere because that is not a word we ever use. Honest. I have lots of other words I shouldn't admit to using and do, but this one just has always grossed me out and never made it into my vocabulary. And I think she was just putting consonants in front of the vowel sound because she didn't seem to know what it meant. Until I started giggling.

I tried hard not to. Really, I did. But something about that moment just caught me off guard and I couldn't stop laughing.

And then she asked what it meant. All I could think to say was that it was a not very nice word for poopy. Which made it of immediate interest to her.

I guess I shouldn't have been surprised later when she said:

"Mom, can we hurry and find a bathroom? I have to go so bad I might just turd in my pants."

Awesome. Seriously, can boys be any worse than this?


Carey said...

I think the funniest part is that she used it as a verb! Oh, the things she'll teach the new baby...

Heather said...


dewde said...

Time will tell.