Thursday, December 22, 2011

Conjunction Junction

Wednesday on the way to school, Aaron and I were listening to 94 FM (the Fish), a local Christian radio station because they're playing Christmas music 24/7. We sang along with Point of Grace on Let it Snow/Sleigh Ride. I was bothered by something at the very beginning of the song, but I didn't say anything about it. I just tried to ignore it and kept on singing

When the song was over, Aaron said, "Mommy, do you know what bugs me about that song?" My heart sped up a little bit in anticipation of his next words, hoping but not really believing it was possible that he noticed the same mistake that I did. But then he said, "The girl sang the wrong conjunction. She said 'Oh the weather outside is frightful, AND the fire is so delightful,' but she should have said BUT since they're contrasting ideas. I mean, frightful and delightful are opposing adjectives, so she should have said BUT."

I nearly swooned with delight. That just may be one of my proudest mommy moments. I am successfully creating the next generation of grammar nerds in my image.

1 comment:

Sanna said...

Being a teacher of languages, I totally hate when stuff like this happens. He's a clever kid, you should be super proud.

Love and hugs, Sanna