Wednesday, May 27, 2015

NEW WORD WEDNESDAY - Normal????

It was a cold Fall day. 
 I was driving down the road
on the East side of town.
It was a road that went from 
TOWN to COUNTRY
and back to TOWN 
in about a 3 mile stretch.

Our little three year old Tara 
was sitting in the back seat
long before seat belts were being used.
She leaned forward and tapped my shoulder.

Tara: MOM! I LOVE that NOMALOME!
Me:  What?
Tara:  That NOMALOME! I want to live there!
Me:  What? Where?
Me: We LIVE in a NORMAL HOME, Tara.
Tara: NO.WE.DON'T!
WE DON'T LIVE in a NOMALOME!

Me: What does it look like, Tara?
She starts to cry-
Tara: IT LOOKS LIKE A NOMALOME, 
she says sobbing!

I bite the bullet because it is driving me crazy!
I turn the car around!
I start driving back up the road looking for
the NOMALOME.

I am looking at both sides of the road and pointing?
Me: Is that it? (pointing)
Tara: NO
Me: Is that it?(ponting again) 
Tara:  NO
repeat those sentences about 300
times to yourself

We get all the way back to the starting point.
Me: Okay, Tara- I don't SEE a Normal home!
Tara:  You went passted it!

I am ready to eat the steering wheel.
I turn around AGAIN!

Me: OKAY! Now- TELL ME- when you see the 
NORMAL HOME!

I drive slowly with cars dragging along behind me.
I. don't. care!

Finally-
Tara: THERE- THERE IT IS!
I look-
Here is what a 
NOMALOME looks like!!!!
Tara:  I want to live there!
Me:  I bet that can be arranged!
And just for a moment......
I am ALMOST tempted to just leave her there...
almost~

You will never look at a 
MOBILE HOME
the same way again-it is in our family-
and will always be
a NOMALOME!

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53 comments:

Sylvia said...

LOL ! But she's so precious.

Bethany Carson said...

Sweet! And now I know a new word! This "New Word Wednesday" idea is pretty fun! A few new words in my family are agooga (fly--also used for lady bugs) and jiggeldy (used to describe a house that is just about to fall down).

Bethany Carson said...

(i.e. those are words family members thought of/used when they were young)

Katie Clooney said...

Such a cute story! Congrats on your book release, Diana. I can't wait to read it!

Susie said...

Diana, What a cute story..I could almost feel a lump in my throat..yes, I am an old softy...thinking about her crying and not knowing how to say exactly what she wanted..pitiful. You know you would never have left that cutie pie behind. LOL. I love hearing about children, how they think, what they say. Geech, I must have been born with a mom's heart. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

carolann said...

It touched me too the story. Being a Mom and a Grandmother too it brought tears to my eyes.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Oh gees how funny! These posts all remind me of how I used to call my uncle Don- hunkaDon....! Now he wasn't a hunk but somehow it was how I was processing the words in my head and that's how it came out! Gees nobody ever told me I was saying it wrong!! LOL.... I wonder if your daughter still loves the idea of living in a nomalome!! NOT- I'm quite sure! :-)

Anonymous said...

awwww, now thats so cute, it really is!

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Oh that is the cutest one yet!!!!

And kudos go to you the Mama, for continuing the search. Valiant job, on your part!!! ,-))))

Red Rose Alley said...

hahaha, this is funny, Diana. I was really wondering what she was talking about myself, and couldn't wait to see where she wanted to live. Your Tara looks so cute in this picture. Oh, what fun memories, and the fact that you remember the word she came up with so many years ago is a great thing.

love, ~Sheri

Simply LKJ said...

ROFL. I serious thought it was going to be a "model" home!! I love the vocabulary and pronunciations of preschoolers. My littles are hilarious.

Connie said...

How cute! When our daughter was little she wanted to have a yard covered in beautiful yellow flowers (dandelions). Children are pure joy:)

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I had no idea where this was going! Love it!!! I would have done the same thing, driving back down the street trying to figure out what she was talking about. Too cute!

Cristina Garay said...

Hahaha I bet her love for nomalome homes is long gone! :)

Kelly said...

That is too funny! You always make me smile with these new words your kids/grandkids come up with.

Wild Oak Designs said...

That is too precious! I love that story....Thanks for sharing it....
Nancy

camp and cottage living said...

What a cute story!
It's so funny how children view life through a totally different lens than adults.

Carla from The River said...

LOL - I will use this new word on my husband. ;-)

Pom Pom said...

That's SO cute! I love it!

20 North Ora said...

How precious!!

Judy

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Absolutely adoreable - out of the mouth of babes!

Patty Patterson said...

Too funny! We lived in a mobile home when we were younger and I loved it. And - in Tuttle not too long ago there was a tornado. On the way home from the zoo we looked at the rubble of homes. barns, cars, boats, etc. And there in the midst of that rubble was a mobile home - still standing - completely unharmed. I remember thinking - whoever lives there must be living right. There is no explanation for why that mobile home was left untouched. Brick homes on either side of it were destroyed. But - as I stood there looking at that mobile home that was kept safe I couldn't help but wonder if the hand of God had protected it - and I was totally in awe at the sight.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Oh my goodness you had me wondering too! :)

Susan Freeman said...

That's it ~ from now on that's what I am calling them! So cute!!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Debby said...

I love it. Not good timing during tornado season.

Anonymous said...

Cute as can be....I love these posts.

Vee said...

They do have a certain charm...small, affordable, easy to maintain. She was thinking way ahead!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

I agree with Tara, you probably DON'T live in a normal home LOL! Remember, you live there :)
We lived in a mobile home when we first got married.. saving to build our house that we live in now. We lived beside a field and whenever the farmer cut the wheat or whatever ... the mice ran straight to our nomalome! To this day I am terrified of mice... ugh!

Dewena said...

I think that's just precious. Oh, to see things through the eyes of a child. It reminds me of a little house we used to pass when I'd drive my kids to school. Each December the little old lady would tie red yarn bows on as many branches of the trees in the front yard as she could reach. My little boys thought it was beautiful and I soon came to realize that it was not Christmas for us until we saw her red yarn bows.

Sarah said...

Just when I think you can't top one of your amusing posts, here comes another! This is adorable!

Kathy said...

Oh my! You have more patience than I do. I just know that word is going to be stuck in my brain forever. Thanks.

Adam said...
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Adam said...

Reminds of working at a grocery store when I was 19 and a little girl told the cashier she wanted to be a "grocery store woman" when she grew up and her mom is like in her head "wtf, way to set the bar high for yourself".

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh good grief! It's funny how they are literally frustrated to tears by our not understanding, Diana. I have to give you props for patience. My granddaughter is the age when she will say something and if we don't get it she gets very angry and upset with us.

We were driving to Babies R Us a month or so ago and while waiting to make the left at a traffic light, she pointed out a business that looked like a McMansion - columns, double doors, terraced garden - and said, "Oooh, I like that house. I'd like to live there!". I hated to tell her it wasn't a house but an office. At least I know what kind of house my little drama queen likes though! : )

LV said...

Love the words of a child.

Rose L said...

YOU WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER MOMENTS LIKE THOSE. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER WHEN MY SON CALLED COWS "MOO HORSES."

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

So cute. Isn't it funny what kids like. xo Laura

Kim said...

My grandma live in nomalone and when I was little I used to visit her in Florida there. It was fun.

Missy George said...

Hysterical..I think you make this stuff up!! Have a great evening Diana

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Too cute, you just never know what they are thinking or what they are going to say. God bless her little heart - too cute.
xxoo
Mary

Chatty Crone said...

I wonder where she got that - kids are sooooooooooooooooooo cute. You are such a sweet grandma.

Consider It All Joy said...

Kids words are too cute! Our oldest was 21 months old when we got him, so we had to learn his vocabulary. It was quite a chore because he wanted 'wall babies' all the time ... hmmm ... what was that? Oh, strawberries! Yes, kids words are cute!! Blessings, Cindy

Jettie said...

I lived in one on two different occasions, it isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when a lightning bolt strikes a huge tree about 6 ft from your bed, and wakes you up.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Oh so cute. Family words seem to stick around forever and no one but those who grew up with you know why you don't pronounce some words right, but I wouldn't give them up!

Gert said...

How fun! What a wonderful child she must have been! (Or maybe frustrating?) lol

Blessings,
Gert

My Garden Diaries said...

HA!!!! That is priceless!!! Sounds like the conversations I have with the beans! Too cute friend! And too funny!!! Wishing you a great Thursday! Nicole xo

Simple Home said...

You had me! I was trying so hard to figure out what it was, but I wasn't expecting that. Love your stories my friend :)

Renee said...

Awww, kids. My hubby and I lived in a nomalome very similar to that before we built our house :)

Cranberry Morning said...

Ha! Isn't it funny how we drove ourselves crazy trying to figure out what they meant! Now I will always think of it as a nomalome. And for some strange reason I just put it in my phone's dictionary!! Lol

SpicingUpIdaho said...

No I will never think of a mobile home again the same lol! Your story is hilarious as always and I can remember many such experiences with my children lol!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Now, that's adorable! Never would have figured that one out!

Annesphamily said...

A cute story!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

This was great! Really made me smile!
Erica :)