Remember how I played the five word association game last week? My 10 year old son (king of the quick answers) is home sick from school today. Well, I decided to enlist his help for today's game. He loves to consider himself the "random" guy in the house, so I think he is well qualified to think up some random words. These are the five words that he gave me: tractor, french fry, wise, geeks and pizza. Interesting to see how his mind works. Considering what is on his mind (apparently food), he must be feeling much better :)
tractor - I thought of a field on a farm that seems to swallow up the horizon. I would love to visit a real farm one day and see all the energy and life that keeps the farm alive. I had a quick flashback of Kevin Costner in "Field of Dreams". I have to watch that movie again. Costner was really at his best. Who knows why the word "tractor" was on my son's mind. We are definitely not farmers in this house.
french fry - My response: salty. No surprise that he said this one. He can eat a whole truckload of french fries if given the chance. The kids are horrified that I tell them how I could go without a french fry for the rest of my life. Now chocolate, that's another story.
wise - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I was impressed by the many blogger tributes to this remarkable man. His words of wisdom will ring true for generations to come. Once again, I have to wonder why my son came up with this word. Hopefully, it's a sign that he wants to pursue a life of wisdom. He'll have to put down the video game controller first. Mothers can hope :)
geeks - I thought of the word "lanky". I guess I'm thinking of Shaggy. Long limbs and knobby knees. Remember Ichabod Crane? My son loves to throw that term around especially when he wants to get his older brother riled up. He's always acting like he's on geek patrol, pointing out the techie guys. At the dinner table, my husband can get kind of geeky when he talks tech with all of us.
pizza - My first thought: crowd pleaser. This dinner option always works for everyone. Moms enjoy those dinner breaks that only use paper plates and napkins. Quick, fun and easy. Pizza is always on my son's mind. As I type this, he asks, "Can we please have pizza tonight?" I think he had an ulterior motive for choosing that word.
If you would like to play along, I'll give you five words too. My son is out of random inspiration, so I'll be happy to throw some words your way. Enjoy your day!