Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Been Caught Stealin'

Sunday night, we had a Christmas party at our house.

One of our guests made these lusciously delicious pumpkiny cream cheesy rolls of heaven. At first bite, Charlie Brown moaned with ecstasy, "Ohh these are phenomenal!"

And oh, how they were, but I digress...


Yesterday, after the fevers broke, LMNOB was playing princess or some other such make-believe. When I heard her say, "Oh, that is simply phenomenal!" in her breathy, pseudo-accented voice that she adopts while getting her role-play on, I chuckled, and said, "Do you even know what phenomenal means, honey?"


Little bitty LMNOB voice, "Well....no..."

It pleased me to hear LMNOB experimenting with language, to know that she is pilfering vernacular from her surroundings only to take a stab at the context in her play activities.

"Do you wanna know what it means?" I asked, coaxing her with a smile.

Her eyes lit up - and her head bobbed vehemently.

"It means something is unbelievable, great, fantastic. INCREDIBLE," I added, with emphasis. "So, know what this means then?"


"You were using it in the right way!"

And that, my friends, is the most appropriate case for thievery I've seen in a long time.


  1. 1. What a great twist on thievery. I never would have thought of that. Food for thought to say the least. And speaking of...

    2. "Lusciously delicious pumpkiny cream cheesey rolls of heaven"? How dare you write those mouth watering words and provide no recipe! Do you have it? Can you get it? If not this season (heck, there's so much going on) I'd love it for the next one.

  2. I will try to get the recipe Mama P. I hadn't at this point just because I would probably gain 50 lbs every year if I had it. They are sOOOOOOOOOOOOOO goood.

  3. No worries on the recipe. Only if you have the opportunity to get it from whoever made it. No pressure - really. It just struck a nerve in me on this very cold winter L.A. day. Ahh, pumpkin rolls in front of a fire w/coffee. Sounded heavenly.