How We Play With Words

Happy Tuesday! I think this is one of my favorite days of the week for many reasons – not the least of which is that I get to share something with all you friends. Something that makes me smile. Something that, if I wasn’t paying attention, I would have let slip right by me and not gotten anything out of it. Instead, I have the wonderful opportunity to seek out and appreciate the little, everyday moments that make life fabulous!

Today I am enamoured with words!! I learned to read at a very young age and was rapidly fascinated with the world of books. I can spend hours sunk into another world and it can change my outlook or even my life. I love the spoken word almost as much. It is simply incredible what we can shape with our words to each other.

 

Miss S absorbed in the library | risingeden.com
Miss S absorbed in the library

 

In the last few days I have had the pleasure of experiencing word play in two very different ways. Today a friend of mine was about to call together the large group of children at the park with us for the start of an organized game. She was hesitating about how to call them. Should she call them “come on troops”? She was thinking that term sounded too militaristic for a playful event. I thought for a second and suggested a slight adjustment that would work: How about calling them “a troupe”? How fun is that?! Just one little letter change and the whole image of a group going to battle changes to a group of people gathering to give a show of fun by music or performing. And how those kids can perform!! Fortunately, my friend appreciates words like I do and she loved my suggestion. (She didn’t just stare at me like I was a total geeky nerd like many would have done!)

The other wordly experience we had a few days ago when Mr T made his first pun. He was sitting at the table eating dinner and thinking about what foods occur when. He asked: “Do you only eat challah on “challah-days(holidays)?” This might have been a legitimate question but the timing and the expression, not to mention the immediate giggle-fest at himself, made us realize that this was intentional. How cute are 4-year-old puns?

 

He's a quirky one, that Mr T! | risingeden.com
He’s a quirky one, that Mr T!

 

I’m thrilled that my children are able to play with words and enjoy them with those around them. I hope it continues for a very long time. 🙂

What funnies have you had in your life this week? Share so we can all have a laugh!

Peace and health,

Jennifer

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