Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mommy's Project 52:2 Silly

SILLY (according to dictionary.com)
1. weak-minded or lacking good sense; stupid or foolish: a silly writer.
2. absurd; ridiculous; irrational: a silly idea.
3. stunned; dazed: He knocked me silly.
4. Cricket . (of a fielder or the fielder's playing position) extremely close to the batsman's wicket: silly mid off.
5. Archaic . rustic; plain; homely.
 
 SILLY (according to World English Dictionary)

1. lacking in good sense; absurd
2. frivolous, trivial, or superficial
3. feeble-minded
4. dazed, as from a blow
5. obsolete  homely or humble
Regardless of how you define it, kids have cornered the market on silly.  OK, maybe not according to all the above definitions (unless your kids are homely, superficial, obsolete, archaic, or play cricket, which I highly doubt), but, if you want a dose of silly, just visit any kid and you'll surely be met with something silly before too long.  One may also vary their definition of silly based on whether they are a ten year old boy, or simply think like one.  Or, perhaps, kids (and ten year old boys) just put silly in a totally undefinable realm.  Whatever the case may be, where there are kids, you are going to find silly.

I've got kids, so silly is like a food group around here.  We have silly coming out our ears (and nose, and mouth, and...well, you get the idea).  There's always a silly bodily noise at dinner (some more silly than others), a silly word on the way home from day care, or a silly joke to start the day (OK, that's a big stretch, but it has happened before).  It's hard to capture every knock-knock joke, every made up word, and every entertaining little quip that happens here, but I am able to sometimes snap a shot at close to the right moment to capture some of the kids' silly moments. 





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