My Oxy Moron moment

The actual conversations I have with my kids- are funnier than anything I could make up. Take this jewel:
(I am applying sunscreen to his face before the beach)
Tucker: Geez mom, why can't you just use the Oxymoron?
Me: The what? (thinking Jumbo Shrimp? Marital Bliss?....whaaaa?)
Tucker: The Oxymoron stuff...the sunscreen that stays white on my nose.
Me: um, I think you mean Zinc Oxide.
Tucker: Yeah- whatever...the other stuff.
I did not want to laugh...but I did. And later I reflected on my 7 year olds growing vocabulary. No, he clearly doesn't know the meaning of the word Oxymoron.....but at least he knows the WORD. I think that is awfully good. that phrase IS an oxymoron.
ox·y·mo·ron /ˌɒksɪˈmɔrɒn, -ˈmoʊr-/ ok-si-mawr-on, -mohr-] –noun, plural -mo·ra Rhetoric. A figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect.


Amy said...

LOL that IS funny!

Anonymous said...

LOL Too cute!

Candid Carrie said...

Oh, that is adorable. Our seven year old does that, too, and it is so hard not to burst out laughing because I know it will discourage him from using the new words.
Sometimes I have to send him out of the room right after the new word just so I can let my laughter out because it hurts to hold it in too long ;)

daytrippingmom said...

This is too cute. It's hard to restrain ourselves from the laughter sometimes .

Anonymous said...


Reminds me of what I said once when I too was about 7 yrs. old that has stayed in the family for all these years...

I thought I was soooo smart when I asked my parents: "So, what's on the veranda for today?"

I STILL say it!

Aunt Sherri

Ann said...

Oh I enjoy this!
And I also enjoy the word "locution".

Misty said...

awfully good, in deed. My daughter will use big words and it's just so funny because they are seldom where they belong.

Soliloquy said...

You know what's sad? The older they get, the fewer cute things they come up with.

I refuse to correct my 9 year old - unless he's saying something incorrectly in a way that could embarrass him.

I just want to keep the baby in my baby!!

Ann said...

Hey Marcy
I just heard about the earthquake.
How are things?

Scary Mommy said...

That is too funny!! I couldn't make up the things that my kids say. They are comedic geniuses, those children.

Gina said...

That is so cute!!!
We've got a couple of funny ones from when our daughter was a pre-teen.
"Mom, can you PLEASE turn up the furnistat?!?!"
"That car is a Geo Mazda".

hmmm. interesting hybrids!!!

foolery said...

I think Omymoron is the brand of laundry detergent I buy. I'll have to try it on my nose and see how well it protects it.

I'll let you know.