Monday, December 12, 2011

Conjunction Junction.

Cub: Hey Mama, what's that?

Me: That's an ampersand, honey.

C: A what?

M: An ampersand.

C: What is a 'persand?

M: An ampersand is used in place of the word ... "and" ... in a sentence, when you, uh, don't want to write the word "and".

C: A persand is a place in a word?

M: Uh, no, it's a symbol used in place of a word. When you, um, learn to write sentences you will write the word "and" and sometimes, if you want, you can use ... an ... ampersand ...?

(Cub pauses.)

C: But does it have big muscles?

M: Yes. It has big muscles and it is very fast. It might even glow in the dark.

C: WOW! Persands are AWESOME!

You're welcome.

Have a lovely day.


  1. LOL! This is so funny. Do you ever find yourself explaining something (kind of like this) to them and realize, "why am I explaining so much detail of this...they totally don't get it and really don't need to" and then realize your toddler has the same confused expression on their face? I do this all the time and then go right into your explanation of muscles and glowing abilities to save myself. Haha.

  2. Love that boy...& his Mama. ;)