Thursday, January 19, 2006


The youngest went back to preschool today, having been home for nearly a month due to health reasons. All the little girls wanted to hug him, which is very sweet, but which he did not appreciate. Unfortunately, he chose to use his hands and feet to express that rather than his words. On hearing this from his teacher at pickup, I decided to have a little confab with him in the car.

(informal) A casual talk; confabulation.
"confab." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 20 Jan. 2006.

Me: So I hear you were pushing at school today.
Youngest: I got the magic touch!
Me: Uh-huh. Well, be that as it may, no pushing, OK?
Me: Kicking's no good either, honey.
Youngest: Magic touch.
Me: No more magic touch.
Youngest: But I on fire!

That's when I realized he was parroting a preschooler skeeball game he has that repeats encouraging compliments periodically while the child plays the game.