My six-year old is something else. As he is growing, he is learning. He’s learning new phrases and words and is doing his best to use them accurately in sentences and situations. He knows what inappropriate means and does a nice job of using it in context. Makes a momma’s heart proud. Until, that is, he starts using phrases and signs that show he clearly doesn’t have a clue what he is talking about. Just the other day, he told his older brother, who is here for five weeks this summer, that he needed to lower his expectations. My husband and I just laughed and laughed and then I asked him what that meant. He said, “It’s because he has a farmer voice.” And there you go. Not only that, but he has been using his fingers to make the air quotation marks when he says certain words. Just the other day he told my neighbor, “My mom will be home at 4:30” and put the air quotation marks around 4:30. I know I’m not the only parent out there who has experienced such a thing. Do share your own stories.