Finding calm in the chaos

Finding calm in the chaos

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

a farm lexicon


Sam had a great time on the farm. The weather was beautiful and there was plenty of time to play " 'side" [outside] during our weeklong stay. Sam learned a bunch of new words.
  • 'Side: Outside. Asks to go outside about 500 times in a row, stops for a breath, and asks another 500 times. Grandma and Grandpa got a new front door that Sam can easily open. If it's suddenly quiet inside, that means Sam has made a break for the great outdoors alone.
  • Key: Kitty. The barn cat followed us on a long walk one day and by the end of the walk, she'd decided Sam was likeable. She rubbed on him enough that he fell over and he said, "No-no, Kitty." We had to trek down to the barn several times a day to visit her.
  • Pil: As in, Uncle Phil. Sam's new favorite person (more about that later).
  • Loud 'lello truck: Uncle Phil's yellow truck. He took us for a ride to fill it up with water. It was a big hit.
  • Wock: Rock. As in, the kind you throw in the water to make a big splash. Also a new game taught to us by Uncle Phil and a topic of conversation for the entire 10 hour ride back to Idaho Falls.
  • Du-tee: Dirty. Trucks are dirty, tractors are dirty, dirt is dirty. And this kid loves to get dirty.
  • Bee: Bees, yellow jackets, wasps...things that hide in old equipment and fly out with a vengeance. Sam's a lot more excited about these new friends than his mama is.

3 comments:

Steve K. said...

He's looking right at home in that farm equipment!

Rae said...

such BOY-ness. I love Sam's words, this looks like such a fun stage!

Amy said...

This post makes me tired to just read it. Your boy is so busy....each of those words signifies an extraordinary amount of action to go along with it.