They say it takes 35 exposures to a word before it is "learned." You need to see it in various contexts in order to be able to incorporate it into your own lexicon.
Well, I saw two great new words today and even though I am 34 encounters short, I am going take a huge leap and use them right now.
The other night in bed, Joshy was chuntering as usual. The topic this time wasn't gender or death. It was "cuteness."
"Jordan is a little cute. But I am so cute," he said.
I had just ordered a book on Amazon about raising kids with good self-esteem. Guess I'll just bung that one right in the garbage when it comes.
Laura, how did I do?