October 24, 2006

All About Boo-Zumms!

"Mom, what does Boo-Zumm mean?" My daughter asked.

We always have the most interesting vocabulary lessons. Usually they are innocent questions about things they have heard from neighbor kids, that they don't recognize as profanity. So I'm usually prepared to give all sorts definitions, whether they are usable words or not.

"Do you mean Bosom?" I asked.

"Yeah, that's it," she said. I realized she had been watching Anne of Green Gables, where Anne always uses the phrase "bosom friend". So I explained that bosom was an old fashioned way to say BEST friend.

"Oh, so Sarah would be MY bosom friend?" she asks.

"Yep, she is your bosom friend. I think it represents how you would hold someone close to your chest, like in a hug. Bosom also means a woman's breasts, too" I shared, wanting to be thorough.

Just then my husband came whistling down the stairs and I told her, "Your Daddy is my bosom friend."

My daughter stops and giggles and lays this one us.

"Don't you mean he's your BREAST friend?"

My husband and I look at each other with raised eyebrows, snort a little in laughter and decide...

end of today's vocabulary lesson.

1 comment:

Miriam said...

Ok, Gayle, I decided to go back to the beginning and start reading.


I think she's smarter than you thought...

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