Monday, June 13, 2011

(adj.) Invincible

Here's something you probably don't know about me...I suck at definitions. Like, royally.

Example: Ask me what "royally" means...and I say something like, "Um,'s the people that are really important, well, maybe not so much important as, um, well. I dunno. It's Will and Kate. There, how's that?"

So, when we were road tripping to somewhere or other (like, say, WalMart) this song by Steel Magnolia came on the radio and I was singing along with all the gusto I could muster. After the line, "You take off your halo, I'll take off my wings, you don't have to be invincible...", Belle pipes up, "inVISIBLE" with all the disgust her 9 years on this earth could provide her with.

Me: "No, Belle, actually, it IS inVINCIBLE."

She: "Huh?"

Me: "Invincible. It means. Um. Well...okay, it means you're um...okay, um...OH! Okay, so you know when you're playing Super Mario Brothers and you get a star and nothing can hurt you?"

She: "Yeah?!"

Me: "THAT'S invincible!"

She: "Oh! Okay!!"

And that, my friends, is using technology to your advantage. Thank you, Nintendo, for providing this definitionally challenged mother with an answer her children could understand.


  1. *HIGH FIVE!* WTG, lady! We moms have to stay on our toes in order to keep up with these kids of ours. You done good! ;)

  2. woohoo talk about relevance. i use video games and tv shows all the time to explain stuff. it's mom-of-the-year stuff, I tell you!


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