"Anyone can have one kid. But going from one kid to two is like going from owning a dog to running a zoo." - P. J. O'Rourke

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


I am discovering a very strange fact about my children.  Something I had not known about them all these years.  They have a strange disposition to find the saying or hearing of certain words repellant.  Not like, "Go clean your room!"  Which most kids would find repellant, but like normal words in normal usage.

Here is what I have discovered:  Many of my children do like the word pack, as in, "Would you like a pack of peanuts," or "Could you put that in the pack?"  For some strange and bizarre reason, they find that word...disgusting!???  What's with that?

Some other words that they are not fond of are packet and pocket.  If I were to say, "Do you have a packet in your pocket?"  My children just might go into convulsions!

I really haven't the foggiest idea how these words developed such a bad reputation in the minds of some of my kids.  At first, I thought it was just one child that held these views, but last night I discovered that several of my children feel the same way.


1 comment:

  1. My sister in law has a hard time with some words, too. She hates the word moist.


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