Friday, October 9, 2009

Opposites Attract

Board books initiated the fascination years ago. Now, well-entrenched in the elementary era, pairings like big & small, quiet & loud, hard & soft are apparently too jejune.

My inability to provide acceptable answers---based upon the ill-founded assumption that all words have antonyms---is undermining my formerly indisputed parental intelligence.

Over breakfast...

Sarah: "What's the opposite of Webkinz?"

Mommy (lacking confidence): "Medicine?"

Sarah (with superiority, and a hint of pity): "No. Neopets. What's the opposite of philosopher?"

Mommy (thinking she was pulling out one of her favorite words): "Dullard!"

Sarah: "Enchantress."

After school...

Sarah: "What's the opposite of Skittles?"

Mommy: "Peas."

Sarah (disgusted): "No. M&M's"

On the way home from Darren's tae kwon do lesson...

Sarah: "What's the opposite of QDoba [Mexican fast food restaurant]?"

Mommy (figuring maybe a near synonym might work): "Chipotle."

Darren (semi-appalled): "No, Mom. Noodles & Company."

Sarah (genuinely elated): "Right, Darren!"


Maybe there's a smidge of truth to the twin-speak mystique after all......

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P.S. Thank you to all for the lovely anniversary greetings, participation in this week's Way Back When-esday and hysterical comments on the litany on the "overrated!" Been a bit stretched, but will get to returning comments---and the list of the underrated---soon!

7 comments:

cat said...

Oh they are so original! This really made my day!

Terra said...

Big smile across my face, two twins that just get it and a mom that loves all that they do...

noble pig said...

I can't believe you missed the opposite of Skittles!!

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

So funny! Love that conversation!

Kim said...

Thanks for the laugh! Your daughter's quite the wordsmith with "philosopher" and "enchantress"!

MereCat said...

That is awesome! I just learned that I am so amazingly stupid. I wouldn't have gotten any of those. But I have to say that swing picture is absolutely fantastic! I can't wait to show my kids in the morning.

Bethany said...

LOL, that's so cute! Twins really do have a special connection that's fun to watch grow. :)