Sunday, April 3, 2011

Seldom

I was teaching Tralee some new vocab words the other day. We were working on frequently and seldom. Later on, as we were skyping with Jim, who's away on business, I asked Tralee, "Why don't you tell Daddy about seldom and frequently." Tralee looked at me as said, "I don't remember." So, I explained, "frequently is when you do something a lot. Like, do you smile a lot?" She nodded, so I continued, "Okay, so you smile frequently. Seldom is when you don't do something very often. Like, do you ever pick your nose?" Tralee shook her head no. I explained that since she doesn't pick her nose very often she does it seldomly. I know it wasn't the greatest explanation, but it was all I could come up with at the moment. Anyways, I then said, "Okay, why don't you tell Daddy what those words mean now." I was pretty sure she got it, but what Tralee said next threw us for a loop and made me realize I shouldn't have gone with the nose-picking explanation.

"Daddy," Tralee began. "When you pick your boogers then you can SELL them. That's what sell 'dem (I can only assume that's how she heard it) means."

Needless to say, Jim and I were in stitches while Tralee looked confused and kept asking, "Why are you laughing at me?" I guess we still have some work to do on our vocab lessons or maybe I just need to enunciate better.

3 comments:

Joni said...

hahaha...hilarious! Tralee is the smartest girl ever!

Sam and Lacey said...

Oh my! I am laughing out loud!!!

Jackie Rogers said...

I thought this was one of the funniest things I had ever heard!