My daughter graduates from high school tomorrow, and I'm asking myself where the years went.
I remember all those older and wiser moms who used to watch as I chased my active toddler through the store when she went exploring. They would smile and tell me to enjoy the experience because "the time will go more quickly than you think."
They were right.
My daughter heads to college in the fall. I'll miss her, but I have oodles of online friends who'll still be there, many who haven't celebrated nearly as birthdays as I have and who help me keep a youthful perspective.
One benefit of having younger friends is that they teach me new things, including new words. My daughter, the Fashion Queen) is shocked when I drop one into conversation, and I kinda like seeing the surprise on her face.
Five Words I Added to My Vocabulary This Past Year
- ginormous (The FQ couldn't believe I didn't know this one. Yeah. She laughed.)
- gobsmacked (A recent addition. Sounds so cool rolling off the tongue.)
- lurve (Not a new word, but a great new spelling of of my favorites.)
- snark (Anyone have a clear definition? If so, please share.)
- squee (Probably my favorite. Love to squee with writers who get The Call.)
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What are some other catchy new words you know? Please share them with me, along with a definition, so I can prove to the Fashion Queen I'm not a total dinosaur.