Out Of Context, Out Of Mind

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.

4 thoughts on “Out Of Context, Out Of Mind”

  1. Cindy, that is just too cute. I think my mother dealt with me on this subject. You see, I have a form of dyslexia that my head just doesn’t wrap around/unpack some things correctly. It’s a processing issue. When I get exhausted/wiped out I say things ALL wrong. My husband knows about it. He simply giggles and tells me I need some sleep. LOL

  2. At the age of four, my daughter–who was born in 1994, asked as I walked out the door to go to work…”You’re not really gonna wear those pants to work are you Momma? They’re so…..80’s!” Yes, at the age of nearly 16 she still has final approval of my coolest outfits.

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