Thursday, October 1, 2009

Exercising Our Vocabulary

In the van last week, on our way to a restaurant to eat dinner, I reminded the girls that I expected them to behave like young ladies while we were eating.

J: OK, Mom! We promise we will behave like young ladies instead of like...
M: Scalawags!
Me: Scalawags?!? Where did you learn that word?
M: I don't remember...does it mean the same thing as hooligans?
Me: Yeah, pretty much the same thing. :)

There was silence for a few moments while they thought that over, and then Anya piped up:

"Mommy, I promise I won't behave like a hoola-hoop, too."