Saturday, September 26, 2020

A bad omen

So, that last post went way off track. What I had really intended to do was share this little joke/prank that Zoë pulled on me today.

"How about I say a word and you spell it," she suggested. "And then I'll define it!"

"Weird game, but okay," I said. 

She's super into definitions (and synonyms) lately (not that I'm complaining). 

"How do you spell bad?" she asked.

"B-A-D," I answered. 

"That means something not good," she said. "How do you spell omen?"

"O-M-E-N," I answered.

Weird word choice, but the kids had all been playing together unsupervised that morning and Halloween season is coming up and so their games are getting a little Halloween-y themed. Plus, you know my whole house is full of Potterheads. But still...weird word choice.

"That means something is going to happen. How do you spell scream?"

"S-C-R-E-A-M."

At this point she opened her mouth and let out an ear-piercing, spine-tingling scream that left me feeling completely unsettled (and a little bit deaf). 

"Wha...wha..." I gasped out, shaking my head.

"Told you something bad was going to happen!" she said, and then skipped off cackling.

Weird kid.

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