I KNOW. I KNOW. You already are thinking you do not want to read this post. After all, you have no interest in grammar or the eight parts of speech.
Or maybe you love language, like me, and wonder what I could possibly teach you.
Perhaps I can’t teach you anything. But I can show you, via a series of photos, how kids define “fun.”
I’ve also labeled each image with an appropriate action verb followed by a definition pulled not from a dictionary or online source, but from my creative brain. Who says some grammar guru can tell me exactly how to define a word?
Twirl: To spin a boy around and around until an adult suggests you stop or the kid may puke up the potluck lunch he just ate at the family reunion.
Swing: To move your arms in such a way as to imitate hitting one out of the ballpark.
Run: To launch or propel one’s body forward at a rapid pace in an effort to get as much candy as possible because, uh, like you want to be the winner and scoop up the most candy.
Grab: To reach out and grasp handfuls of candy as fast as you can.
Hoard: To scoop a large quantity of candy into your hands, protecting your pile with your body, until an adult notices and advises you that you must share.
Gather: To pick up and fill your hands to overflowing with candy.
Stash: To pull the cap from your head and use it to corral all of the candy you’ve plucked from the grass.
FYI: These images were taken at the Kletscher family reunion held this past weekend at the park in my hometown of Vesta. To read an additional family reunion post with many fun photos, click here.
Copyright 2012 Audrey Kletscher Helbling