Oh My Word!

Posted by Jen on February 5, 2006 in Family, Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of..., Mommyhood |

OK … let’s start with the fact that I wasn’t sure if Blogger would let me log in … been way too long! Followed closely by … I should be sleeping. Clearly, I’m not.

Little Man and Debra J. prompted this post.

Debra J. uses the phrase “Oh my word” a lot. I don’t know if she realizes it, but … . Somewhere along the line, I picked it up from her. Now, let’s be clear here, this is not a bad thing … and it’s likely better than a few phrases she could’ve picked up from me!

Last week, we were out checking up on our new digs and the cows were particularly stinky. So, of course, we went to investigate. What we found was one HUGE feed lot. I mean you can’t believe how many cows we saw. I’m talking about a serious number of cows, folks!

So, I’m driving along … seeing all of these cows and I say, “Oh my word, would you look at all of those cows. Stinky cows.” Little man, never one to miss out on an opportunity to grow his vocabulary, chimes in. That little voice in the back seat says, “Oh my word, look at those stinky cows!” Audio note: Hear, “Oh my wood, wook at does (more than one female deer) tinky cows!”

He then spends the next 10 minutes or so beginning every sentence with “oh my word” – probably because it got a good reaction from Husband and I.

Fast forward to today. We were once again checking out the house and I took a left onto the cow road. Little Man almost immediately begins his chorus:

  • Oh my word! Look at that barn!
  • Oh my word! Look at that backhoe!
  • Oh my word! Look at those cows!
  • Oh my word! Look at those stinky cows!
  • Oh my word! There’s a barn!
  • Oh my word! There’s a choo-choo track!

It was quite impressive. Mind you, the exclamation points in these sentences are very important to the story. He was very much in awe of the moments as they came!

I think Husband was hoping for a more manly exclamation of awe! He looked at me and said, “You’re proud of yourself, aren’t you?”

So, Debra J. continues to make a splash down here in the desert Southwest … and Little Man picks up a phrase that won’t get him grounded or kicked out of preschool! Not a bad deal … not at all!

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