Me and my Sugar Bear
Sugar Bear has a vocabulary beyond his years. He's a smart kid and I push the reading. I'm a firm believer that reading makes you smarter, builds vocab, regardless of WHAT you are reading. Comic books, video game magazines, whatever, it all helps. So anyway, like I said he has a BIG vocab and I sometimes forget he's just a kid.
But the other day.......
I don't remember why, but for some reason I called him "A big galoot".
He stopped dead in his tracks and said "You called me a pair of pants?"
LOLLL No! I repeat that I called him a "galoot".
He says.....Ohhhh I thought you called me a "galosh".
Hmmmmm "Evan do you think galoshes are pants?" lol
"They are!" He says. I go onto explain that galoshes are rain boots, but he doesn't believe me. heh
Which reminds me of a story very similar to this....When Evan was about 8 years old I was tickling him (cuz I'm like that) and perhaps I went a bit too far. He curled up in a ball. Obv tickle time was over, but he stayed that way.
"What are you doing?" I asked.
"I'm in a beetle position" he said. What? I asked him what he meant. He said "When you curl up into a ball like a little baby in it's called a beetle position." He heard it on TV.
"You mean a fetal position!" I told him.
Oh, what does fetal mean?
Spent about 15 minutes explaining fetal to an 8 year old boy. Only me! And yes, I still tease him about the "beetle position".