Yesterday we were driving up to the farm and all was quiet in the car.
That is a rarity. Usually I can't hear myself think.
Taking advantage of this moment, I was thinking random thoughts which have since escaped my mind, not hard these days. :-)
Karis and Gabi were singing to themselves and looking out the windows.
"Look, Mom!" Karis said.
I looked. Everything seemed normal to me. Same buildings, same signs.
What had caught her eye? An animal? A plane? Some building?
"It's a murmur diphthong."
Oh heaven help me, I thought before I said, "Um.... what's a murmur diphthong, again?"
"You know Mom, er. Er, er, er, er, er..... like a rooster."
"Oh yeah..." I so didn't remember that.
She went on to have this long conversation about the different murmur diphthongs she is learning.
As I listened to her chatter my mental conversation went something like this,
I have to get better soon to keep up with this girl.
It looks like I'm going to brush up on phonics whether I want to, or not.
I wonder how many other people have conversations about murmur diphthongs on random car rides?
What am I going to do when Gabi starts spouting this stuff out, too?
Oh dear..... :-)