Snippet from Lucy’s journal…

My mom wants to put lights on the lilac bush for nighttime (what is that silly word she used…ambi, bambi, something, something).   I looked at her with that ‘what the heck are you talking about’ look.  And she explained that the word meant ‘mood’.  Well, why in the world didn’t she just say mood, instead of ‘bambi’ whatever!  Honestly, what’s with the fancy words?  Another, I just gotta shake my head and walk away moment.

So, then she tells my dad what she wants to do and he did the same.  He shook his head and walked away. 

Now, I’m sure my dad knows what that ‘ambi, bambi’ word means ‘cause he’s a pretty smart guy.  So, I asked myself ‘why is he shaking his head…’ and then it hit me. 

Silly me! That was his ‘here we go again’ head shake not the ‘what the heck are you talking about’ head shake.  

Phew! I almost missed it.  Ya see, they are close, but there is a slight nuance of difference between the two shake of the heads.   ‘Nuance,’ did you like that? See, my mom’s not the only one that knows fancy words!

Till next time!