Tara’s World: Word Romps 2

Tara: “Mom, I have a new word.”

Me: “What is it?”

Tara: “To num.”

Me: “Like num-nums?”

Tara: “I guess.  Where did that come from?”

Me: “Little kids.  When they eat, they sometimes go ‘num-num-num.'”

Tara: “Well, yeah, but my definition is: To be cute while eating with much gusto.”

Me: “Use it in a sentence.”

Tara: “‘I am numming this hamburger.’  Or: ‘We’re having french fries tonight,’ Mom said.  ‘Num!’ Tara replied.”

Me: “Was that a hint?”


About HomenDunRoamin

Teaching Artist & Writer: fiction, poetry & nonfiction. Recently completed work: a hybrid memoir. In progress: a novel set in an unnamed Latin American country on the brink of war. The book examines violent and nonviolent resistance and the choices women are forced to make to survive.
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1 Response to Tara’s World: Word Romps 2

  1. Holly says:

    So glad to know kids keep saying cute and clever things way past the age of five!

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