The Kidling has a very firm grasp on the English language. While The Mama readily admits her own propensity toward the superlative, Alice has the most impressive vocabulary of any four-year-old I know. Sorry, parents of other four-year-olds in my life. They are pretty fabulous, too. Just… well… not quite as fabulous. Disappointing, I know.
Why am I telling you this? Well, besides the obvious reason (gratuitous kid-promotion), it is a very long way to this next sentence. I am always taken aback when she consistently forgets a simple word. Case in point: male offspring, known to you and me as “son.” The Kidling, however, prefers “sonshine.”
Which, of course, means we get to add a word to The Dictionary. Some things are worth a minor misunderstanding, no?
Son-shine: noun. The male offspring of a parent. A male person adopted as a son.