Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Mommy? What is WOW?

Jacob:  Mommy?  Why does your tummy hurt?
Mommy: I'm not sure, must have been something I ate.
Jacob: Was it something here? In the house?
Mommy:  Probably.  But when I burp it feels better....
Jacob: When my tummy hurts, sometimes if I fart, it feels better.
Mommy: LOL.  I know what you mean.

Last year, I attended the Licensing Show in Las Vegas and picked up a new author / illustrators book.  She signed it and gave me a fun toy to bring home.  The book is called "a place to grow" written by stephanie bloom (cute) and illustrated by kelly murphy.  It's funny how fast we move through life. As I sit and write this, I realize that I am holding a first edition childrens book that has been signed by Stephanie Bloom: "To Jacob: May you always bloom and grown!  Growth is in the journey! Best Wishes, SBloom".  The illustrations are fantastic.  I did a little digging and found some information about Kelly Murphy on-line.  Turns out, this isn't a one man band.  After a little research, it was obviously that strategic partnerships, coupled with the universe and good talent brought this little grower together.

We just started reading it this year.  Reading stories with everyone curled up in bed, rooting around, snuggling and laughing.  So tired and giddy with laughter that we end up making up half the story.  On page 10, there is a illustration of the seed floating through the air and you can see the farm land, pond, pigs in the pond swimming, top of the big red barn and other fun musings.  It's a great perspective drawing and you really feel the seed floating with the wind through the air.  In this illustration, you see a pig diving into the water so all you get is the shot of his butt.  The text reads "The tiny seed floated down from the sky and landed on the earth without a sound.  Could this be my place to grow? The tiny seed wondered.  Where has it landed this time?  Silky tufts of clover blanketed the fresh, green pasture."

The Jacob version? :"The tiny seed floated down from the sky and landed on a pigs butt without a sound.  Could this be my place to grow?  The tiny see wondered.  Where had it landed this time?  Silky butts of clover blanketed the fresh, pink butts."

After rolling around a little more and rooting into place, Jacob asked a silly questions and my response was "WOW!".

Jacob:  Mommy? What is WOW? 
Mommy: *shit. what IS wow?*
Mommy: Wow is like....AMAZING!  FANTASTIC!
Jacob: Mommy?  Is WOW like when my spider shooters come out of my arms like, Poosh! Ouch! and they go BAM!, like that?  And the bad guy is dead?
Mommy: Just like that.

Here is the reference JUST in case other mommies forget what WOW means:

wow (wo̵u)
used variously to express surprise, wonder, pleasure, pain, etc.
Slang a remarkable, successful, exciting, etc. person or thing
transitive verb
Slang to be a great success with; arouse enthusiasm in
wow (wo̵u)
a distortion in reproduced sound resulting from slow variations in the speed of the turntable, tape, etc. in either recording or playing
Origin: echoic
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
wow 1 (wou) Informal
Used to express wonder, amazement, or great pleasure.
An outstanding success.
transitive verb wowed, wow·ing, wows
To have a strong, usually pleasurable effect on: a performance that wowed the audience.
wow 2 (wou)
Slow variation in the pitch of a sound reproduction resulting from variations in the speed of the recording or reproducing equipment.
Origin: Imitative.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

1 comment:

  1. love this story...can't believe it is not in our library....