I have a thing for words and language. I revel in precise phrasing, delight in description, and savor the lingering images that a well-crafted sentence can paint in the minds of a reader or listener.
You'd never guess this if you overheard some of the sentences I've uttered to my kids. Strings of miscellany emerge, punctuated with interruptions and forgetfulness. Here's a brief sampling of legitimate dialogue from our house today. Each line would be more sensible if I provided the context, but what's the fun in that?
Yes, I'm positive that your sister has a mouth. At least one.
Stop licking the sugar off of your feet.
And today's favorite, delivered with heightened urgency: Take your head out of the toilet.
I never said these types of things before children. I had no need.
What have been some of the best lines spoken in your household?