A Year of Smiles – Day 111

Reason to SMILE #111: KIDISMS VOL. 4

I was playing the game “Just Words”, exercising my brain by facebook-bored-smileytrying to beat the computer (that I believe cheats quite frequently!).  My younger son was looking on and offering his help.  On the computer’s turn, the word “woe” was played.

“What’s that?” my son asked.

“Woe,” I responded.

“I didn’t know it was spelled that way,” he said.

“You’re thinking of ‘whoa’ like slow down.  That is spelled w-h-o-a,” I explained.

“Well, what does this word mean?” he asked.

“It means great sadness,” I answered.

“Use it in a sentence,” he said.

“Ok,” I replied.  “I was filled with woe because my dog died.”

To that, my son candidly reminded me, “Mom, we don’t have a dog.”

And so ended the vocabulary lesson for the evening.


You can always find a reason to SMILE when you’re talking to a little kid!


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