Standing at the patio door~ "Mom, Mom, Mom... there was something grey in your garden!"
Making breakfast in the kitchen~ "Oh yeah, what did it look like?"
"I don't know, it was grey."
"Was it a squirrel?"
"I dunno, maybe a squirrel, maybe it was a bunny!!"
Walking over to patio door~ "Where was it at?"
"Well... you can't see it now."
"Bummer, let me know next time you see it and we'll figure out what it was." ~walking back to kitchen.
"Sorry Mom, guess I got carried away."
"What do you mean you got carried away?"
"Ya know, like really Really excited!~~~ Carried Away!" ~shrugs at me with the look of DUH MOM and walks away.
What happens when a 5 year old learns the meaning of a new phrase? She looks for a reason to use it! Was there ever really a mysterious grey thing in the garden? Who knows! Is she really proud of the fact that she used 'carried away' in a sentence...Thrilled!