A Vocabulary Lesson



–verb (used with object), -nat·ed, -nat·ing.

1. to instruct in a doctrine, principle, ideology, etc., esp. to imbue with a specific partisan or biased belief or point of view.

2. to teach or inculcate.

3. to imbue with learning.


My 8 year-old son came home from school yesterday with a new library book….

Instead of Harry Potter, Pokémon, or some other appropriate flight of fancy, my heathen brought home this:

Yep, it’s a cookbook, alright…

I was entertained all through dinner prep by his running commentary of all recipes we were going to try this weekend. It reminded me of an incident that happened with my 6 year-old heathen during Christmas break. My husband, in a thoughtful, romantic way, took the kids to the store, and bought me this magazine as a treat while there:

Before I even came home from work, however, my youngest hijacked this magazine, and WOULD NOT relinquish it. He carried around for a week, showing anyone and everyone all the cookies he wanted to make.

Anyway, as I got dinner in the oven last night, and as my oldest was chattering on about his burger plans, my youngest asks me to turn on some television for him to watch before dinner. And what does my 6 year-old monkey ask to watch?

Food Network.

Either I am doing my job right, or I am raising a couple of weirdos

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