Wednesday, January 22, 2014

V is for Vernacular

Every family has a favorite movie or story, but it's the language that binds siblings and parents together. For instance, not feeling well means they'll live. Sick means the meds have been exhausted and the fever still won't come down - urgent care, here we come.
 Sleeping holds the record for definitions. If I'm referring to my husband or oldest daughter, it means a 9.5 earthquake couldn't shake the slumber from their bones. If it's in reference to my middle daughter, that means she's having a private conversation in her bedroom, with her eyes closed. If I'm referring to my youngest, I'm joking. Or cursing. The kid DOES NOT sleep. Ever.
 Freezing when referencing the weather means anything below 60 degree, at least for this California born and bred girl. There's a reason I couldn't survive in the snow.
Root beer means a quick run to A&W's drive thru for a gallon of their goodness (and if you're really lucky a dollop of home-made ice cream)
Running errands is my favorite little nugget. It means listening to my youngest daughter sing her little heart out to every song on the radio or on her Disney movies. Life doesn't get any better than this.

1 comment:

Annis Cassells said...

Funny how all families are unique but so alike in many ways. Thanks. xoA