Words to Grin By

A clever word makes for a good day

first post, initial word

Clearly, I started a blog today.  Baby finally sleeping in my arm and after two kids, I have become capable of typing one handed.  I don’t type well, fast. or accurately, but I can type.  I have decided to talk about words that make me smile.  Some words are just fun the way they roll off your tongue.  If I can find the perfect sentence in which to use one of these words, I find myself giggly on the inside. 

My first word is amock – as in “my children are running amock”.  One of my favorite words, amock.  The dictionary says it means to run around in a murderous rage.  Well, obviously my children, one at  3 years of age and the other, 9 months, aren’t criminals, but I love the sound of the word “amock”.  And the word seems to describe the wild abandon in which the children zoom around the house.  The 9 month old doesn’t actually yet zoom, heck, she just learned to crawl.  But just imagine a 3 year old with boundless energy who thinks rules do not apply to her and a 9 mo old who can’t run but wants to and makes up for lack of locomotion by screaming her head off.   That is my house everday and everyday…

                                                my children are running  “amock”.


December 12, 2009 Posted by | language, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment