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Monday, March 28, 2011

Use Your Words Honey

Yesterday when Peter got home from school, he handed me a blue jacket.  I looked at it, realized it was similar to his but wasn't his and asked, "What's this?"

"It's some jacket," was his nonchalant reply.

"But it's not your jacket.  Where's your jacket?"

"I don't know.  I went to get my jacket and it wasn't there but this one was so I picked it up."

"So you knew it wasn't your jacket but you brought it home any way?  Why didn't you just tell your teacher or ask the other boys in your class?  Clearly one of the other boys picked up yours by mistake! Why would you knowingly bring home another person's jacket?"

"I dunno."
I wrote this post in early February and never published it. And now, less than 8 weeks later, I think if this conversation played out between us today, his answer would be, "IDK".

That's right.  "IDK" as in computer-talk/ texting-speak for "I Don't Know".  He has used abbreviated talk to me on several occasions now.


That's Mom talk for "Use Your Words Honey".   I thought I had retired that phrase along with pacifiers, pull-ups, sippy cups and afternoon naps.   Apparently it's time to use it again.


RR Mama said...

I am amazed at how much my 6yr old know about technology. He will grab Hub's iPhone or my Droid and work it over. He knows where are all the apps are that he is aloud to play and how to get to the keypad for txts and how to make a phone call. TTYL.

Kimberly said...

OMG. That made me LOL!
My students do this to me too. Luckily Quinn is too young to know this lingo...yet.

BTW, when I started reading, I was wondering why you said "yesterday my son came home from school....." and wondered why the public schools were offering school on a Sunday! Love how you took an old post and made it new again.

Beth Cotell said...

Kimberly - School on Sunday - now that would have been a different way to make up all of our snow days!! :)

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