August 3, 2008 (age 10)
A to MD: “you are oppositing everything I said!”
A & MD had one of their classic disagreements (read: fights).
Both came to me, to be "judge and jury" (each expecting me to rule in his/her favor).
MD was giving his version of the story when A interrupted with the above quote: “you are oppositing everything I said!”
We all understood exactly what she meant!
The combination of her outrage and the invention of a new word/usage struck my funny bone -- In the middle of our deliberations, I started laughing.
At first, the kids tried to force me to be serious again. However, once I started laughing, I could not stop. In the end, everyone joined in the laughter.
By the time we stopped laughing, the fight was over and a new word officially entered our family lexicon.
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,
Purim in New York
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