Thursday, August 27, 2015

Conor - newspaper reporter and soccer referee

As we were driving in the car to Annika's 8-year-old check-up yesterday, Annika and Conor kept themselves busy by creating newspapers and "writing" articles to fill their pages.

As Annika worked, she had a running commentary of the "news" and inserted "Oh, this is gonna be big" and "Can you believe such a thing?" as her pen flew across the paper she was using.

Conor, not to be outdone by his big sister, also started working on a newspaper of his own. He announced that he was reporting on a soccer game that ended in a tie. He gave himself a promotion and decided he was also the referee for the game and his job was to "make sure the game ended in a tie and was preposterous."

When I heard "preposterous" flow out of his mouth, I was absolutely stunned!! I asked him if he knew what the word meant and he said, "Yes, do you?" I told him I did and asked him what he thought it meant. To which he replied, "It means to end in a tie." Umm... not quite, but REALLY cute!!

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