Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Word of the Day

Today's vocabulary word is "devious."

"Mom, what does devious mean?"

This was our lunchtime conversation. I tried to explain how it means being sneaky and up to no good. Clearly unimpressed by my explanatory powers, Elise asked for examples. I led with describing a sneaky plot to surprise someone by hiding marbles in their shoes.

Oh my, the evil chuckles. I can't remember the rest of the examples I gave, but I can say that I had to stop at one point because I was worried she'd choke on her toasted cheese sandwich.

We continued to discuss ways in which we could be devious, and then she decided that one of the plots was so devious as to be diabolical. Mwahahahahaha!

And then, we went outside with her doll in its little stroller, and took a walk to the park with the neighbor kids. She was so sweet when the two little twins were distraught over sharing the stroller. It was fun. After that, it was "rest" time which is a complete misnomer at this point. Her bedroom is a disaster area, but at least everything is tagged appropriately.

Put your suggestions of devious plots in the comments, and in a few days I'll read them off to Elise (on camera-it'll be a hidden one I hope) so you can have the joy of experiencing that evil laugh for yourself!


Linda said...

My older brother, better known these days as Elise's Grampy, was a very devious young man. He took great joy in sneaking my socks out of the clean laundry for the purpose of throwing them down in the basement (which had a dirt floor). I was not so devious--I just openly took and tossed his socks.

Tsunami, my cat, is very devious. She somehow does not like Geetha. She once snuck into Geetha's room, climbed to the top of a high dresser, and stole a favorite bunch of flowers that Geetha had saved from a special dance. Then Tsunami took the flowers under my bed and carefully tore them to shreds. That seems pretty devious to me.

I, of course, am NOT devious. Well, not in ways that I will tell you about.

Anonymous said...

I love it when little kids (particularly MINE!) get a new word and make their lives work so that they can practice using whatever the word-of-the-day is. So funny!