Wednesday, December 2, 2009

heard from the corners

overheard-in-the-corners

for today's corner view, i'll spare you the view and turn on the audio instead. my seven year old has a relationship with the english language like none other and these are just a few of the things she's uttered over the past few weeks. when she was younger i begged for a translator, but none appeared so i've learned to figure out her cryptospeak on my own. some days it puts me in tears of frustration and other days i just grab and hug her to pieces. just reading this makes me want to go yank her and her mismatching socks out of the classroom and give her a huge smooch. she is the muse for so much of what i do, and i worry that sometimes i take her for granted. writing it down helps me not to do that.

say hello to jane for some lovely corners of homes around the world, including her own. if you scroll to her eighth photo you'll see some familiar magnets, including one very bad word in spanish. hee.

36 comments:

Dominique said...

I recognized the magnets ;-)

Inner Toddler said...

I have a very special little boy for your daughter and together they can speak in a language only they understand.

joanne said...

my brain used to know lots of things too... and seems to get rid of more and more with each passing year... :)

awesome corner view art... i think we all have our own special language which eventually seems to get replaced with the languages we are told to learn... and then at some point we reverse again, striving to get back to that voice we had when we were 7...

cherapple said...

Amen, Joanne. I'm going in the reverse direction myself! I love your artwork Aimee. I just discovered your site and I'm just relearning how to do lettering, make pretty pictures, and doodle. Amazing how we forget these things as we grow up! ~Cheryl

Bella Sinclair said...

Even when there is no color, there is color! Yes, dear girl. I feel like walking loudly today, too. May I join you?

Jill said...

Out of the mouths of babes .. words of wisdom.

Sarah said...

This made me laugh! I love your daughter's way with words. I think I like the last one the most-I can just sympathise with that somehow!

Ricë said...

OK, i'm stealing that one: My brain used to know but then it got rid of it.

sooooo much better than post-menopausal forgetfulness.

hug her twice for me! ♥

Ricë said...

one of my favorites was from my BBFHS's daughter, still in diapers, who called something a "Baby Jessica" when it fell somewhere where she couldn't reach it. (from Baby Jessica falling down the well--and this child wasn't even FROM midland.) brilliant kids~~

Vicki Holdwick said...

These are precious and so nice to see in print. Kids say the most wonderful things and we appreciate them at the time, but too often we forget the words even though we remember the fun.

xoxo

Beth Niquette said...

Children are often the source of our inspiration, aren't they?

And we do tend to overlook how much they contribute until they're gone and off on their own.

Yep. We do.

Lovely post, my dear--enjoy this time in your life with her. It goes by WAY too fast.

Emily said...

This is great! What a good idea! And I didn't need a translator because my daughter speaks in much the same way. Lovely!

Veja cecilia said...

kids talk is just the best!

jane said...

aimee this is a wonderful post. sara used to have her own language and it would also drive us a bit nutty. we still ask her what certain words mean- but she doesn´t remember. at least we have a good laugh:) besos- p.s. sorry i didn´t post who made the fab magnets- i´ll do it in my next post.:)

Manon Doyle said...

I love that your daughter is your muse. That's such a lovely age. Mine is now 18.... she's a great girl .... we survived the teenage years!

cindy said...

i love the fourth one! it must become a magnet! i can see the inspiration from your sweet girl. love the third one, too.

S.E.Minegar said...

this is precious!

painted fish studio said...

i love that your ears so are sharply attuned to what's going on around you...

Jodi said...

that is the MOST wonderful ever! EVER!

Cate said...

oh, love it. love it. your daughter is just amazing-that needs no translator.

LisaC said...

I enjoyed reading your post about your daughter. I also have an 8 year old muse :-) Isn't it fun?

Theresa said...

hilarious, and reflective of a thoughtful, intelligent girl

Candied Fabrics said...

My brain used to know but then it got rid of it - oh man, she has described my brain to a TEE! She & I speak the same language...I'm so glad she'll be wearing something made by me soon ;-) Make sure to tell her I love the way she & her brain work!

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

A big hug... for you and your girl...

trinsch said...

i will start to use her translation of i forgot. so much better!

Carmen said...

This rocks Aimee!

la ninja said...

oooh, I want to hug that true poet too. I wonder whom it is she takes after... not.

I'm a word(l)y lass too and I just adore those. whenever I find the time, I'll try and also do more audio (rather than video) posts but my brain's melting at the mo and pics seem so much easier than words. "I'm meeeelting, I'm meeeeelting" (like the true adopted Kansas-ite gal you are, you should immediately smile at that quote, right?)

have to go do some stuff and things now. boo hoo. keep the doodlelation for da nation, hun.
love overheard randoms. everyone does, as you mentioned on that interview. ;)

peggyfussell said...

"I am just so urgent to know this" is definitely going into circulation around here. Love them all.

Terri said...

i love the random poetry. awesome. :)

Liz said...

oh man, I LOVE those... could they be magnets too?

~Valentina~ said...

Aimee, this post is *GREAT*. Nina sounds super cool!

Shannon said...

adorable! i'm excited for the day when kestan starts to really talk in full sentances. i can't wait to hear all the great things he'll be saying. today was awesome...i got a "high five" and a "good job mommy" after i went to the bathroom. guess potty training IS working.

Christy said...

She is a gem. A chip off the old block!

●• Thereza said...

awww she could be mine! i still talk like that...what a hoot!!! hahahaha

jess gonacha swift said...

ha!! she sounds like such a crazy and cool little girl. i love the 'my brain got rid of it,' too, and that Rice's comment about the baby Jessica is too funny. :)

elizabeth said...

BRILLIANT! I love the poetry of everyday conversations. "I am just so urgent to know"-- definitely identify with that one.