My first and second born daughters inherited my love of words. Once, when Gagey was starting to fill out & get that round little baby look, i was holding him & snuggling him & i said, "Oh, Gagey, i love you my little rotund boy."
All conversation ceased.
"What does ROTUND mean?" (Seriously, you don't want to dis Gagey in our house. He is a king pin & has many loyal followers... )
Being the awesome homeschool mom that i am - i made them pull out the thesaurus.
Sloanie started reading & a smile spread over her face... "rounded or swollen with fat?!"
Cai continued, "chubby, plump, plumpish, plumpy, podgy, puddy, pudgy, roly-poly, round, roundabout, spuddy, tubby, compare to FAT, beefy, chunky, dumpy, heavyset, squat, stocky, stubby, thick, thickset, paunchy, potbellied, buxom, on the plump side."
They were roaring by now. All loyalty aside, Gage fit almost every word of description & he sat there with his satisfied smirk as they read them over and over again and tried to write a song incorporating every one.
And then there was the time when Sloanie out of the blue asked my mom, "Granny, do you know any pompous old fools?" She loved the way that handle rolled off her tongue.
So, it should have come as no suprise to me when Cai approached me with a slightly embarrassed smile on her face & told me she wanted to rename her blog.
"i want it to be "Me And My "".... i just need the perfect word... Not 'siblings' not 'subjects' or 'underlings'... but something like that... something that means that they're mine - but i need just the right word."
We searched for a very long time...
bootlicks, flunkies, servants, band, crowd, multitude, throng, crowd, company, minions, posse, assemblage, clan... We never found *just the right word*... but she eventually settled on "posse".
Any word lovers reading this post, feel free to offer your suggestions in the comments section & i will be sure to pass them on to my mini-me blogger.
Ah, for the love of words...