Friday, 30 July 2010

This is the story!

It's very simple, really, but it's the kind of story that can be forgotten about and that would be a shame.

It's actually a story of The Boy, but I can't find quite the right photo of him (yet, I'm sure I have one somewhere...) and as the whole of The Family adopted the phrase I decided it didn't really matter too much.

We assume that the confusion came about because we throw the bread to the ducks? Or maybe he just decided one day that he would actually like to throw the ducks themselves? But anyway, instead of asking if we could go for a walk and FEED the ducks, he asked if we could THROW the ducks.

It stuck.


What little words and phrases have entered your family's vocabulary? This is but one of ours....

16 comments:

Rachel B said...

That's a cute little story Mel and a great page to go with it.

Deb said...

Really cute story and a fun layout to go with it. It's a great way to document a unique family tradition. :o)

Sian said...

I hope you will take it as a compliment when I say I was saving up my "Mel Marathon" til near the end of my blog reading catch up. I knew you would have plenty of reading for me! And I wasn't disappointed: you have been as busy as ever.

I haven't printed out the photography prompts I've missed yet, but I'm loving seeing everyone's progress. That vignette is fantastic!
And so is yout layout today. Love that story.

I'm glad you love Hadrian's Wall too.Maybe in our retirement we will tramp it together, you know, sometime in the future when we have the time..

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Cute story! We have a 'dirty hamster' that holds all the unwashed clothes and instead of hamburgers we have 'little meatloaves' because DS 'hates burgers but loves little meatloaves'

JO SOWERBY said...

i think this is a beautiful story and a gorgeous LO. i love that the girl is entranced by that duck
Jo xxxx

humel said...

Oh Stacey, you've reminded me that in my Dad's family they would never have roast beef because my uncle didn't like it - but they would have 'roast buffalo' quite often... ;-)

Enjoy the Ride said...

We use "the C word" a lot... and not THAT piece of nasty slang. It is derived from my eldest calling me up one day asking me, "what's that C word you call me sometimes? You know, the one where I'm kind of spacey?" I kept saying "clueless?" but she said, "no, that's not it". It took a few hours until I realized she was thinking of OBLIVIOUS. So... the "c word" in our house means "Oblivious". LOL!

Amy said...

We have so many stories like that, and ones which have been adopted by the entire extended family. Ours are more amalgamated words and sayings like ... it's 'cold windy' and ... see you in the 'morning afternoon', I could go on for a long time - of course the 'eyebrax' is now legendary :-)

Amy said...

Impressive digi layout by the way!

furrypig said...

I love those sweet sayings that stick for years after children can't say things right or get them wrong!! My FIL is called 'Bumpy' as DD couldn't say Grampy and Granny is 'Ganny'! Some of the other grandchildren have adopted those names too! My hubby's grandad was always known as 'Ging' as his big brother couldn't say it and the name stuck for several decades until he passed away.

jillconyers said...

Perfect. A memory that at first you think "I will never forget the day you said..." and then so often we do. Great layout.

Rhona said...

Great story ;) and I love the layout. At the duckpond where we used to go they had put the farmer in the pond head first so only his trousers and wellies stuck out the water. E used to love going there and as she got older she would tell us not to go too close or we'd fall in like the farmer.

Sandie said...

Lovely page,Mel.
Can you tell me what font you used please? It looks distressed and just what I am after!
I have left the same post on LYPLYP but not sure if you will pick it up there.
Thanks
Sandie
http://itchifingers.blogspot.com/

Maria Ontiveros said...

Lovely story - I'll have to think on our phrases.
Rinda

humel said...

Sandie, I've replied via the forum and will call by your blog too, but in case anyone else is interested the font is 1942 Report, and is a free download from DaFont :-)

Sandie said...

Thank you for the link. I will download this font and I have plans for it already!