When my son was little bitty, I would sing, You Are My Sunshine to him when we were driving around in the car. Of course, I thought of him as my Sonshine. I still do. I loved the fact that he loved my singing back then. He would even request more by saying “do dah momma do dah!”. Of course there comes a time when all little lovers of momma’s singing grow large enough to become music critics. That was a sad, sad day in my car. But, let’s not travel back to that just yet. Let’s remain in the happier memories of signing and happy words.
The idea for this week’s list came when I was reading a story in a Chicken Soup for the Soul book that my friend Tracey gave me. It was written by grandparents and this particular story was about a grandson who often used a wrong word that was very similar sounding to the correct word in his sentences. It was hilarious and reminded me of all the words my little sonshine would use that weren’t quite right. All kids do this, of course, it’s part of learning. The problem is that I almost hate it when they do learn the correct word. I miss the little mistakes that make them so funny and precious. So unique and so … well like little kids!
I’ll explain one word on my list, the others are self explanatory. I had taken my son with me to visit a friend one day. On our way home, I was stopped and given a ticket for an expired license plate. That was when I found out that they don’t forward you the renewal forms when you move. Not 30 minutes later, when I drove into my own little city, I was stopped again. At which point my little sonshine became worried that I would be “under arrested”. Bless his little heart. He was not calm until that police officer was back in his car and driving off, with us driving in the opposite direction.
This is post 499. Giveaway on post 500!