These days Simone is all about words. Now that she can read them she wants to know their meanings. Fair enough, except when the definition must be accurate and simple enough for a 5-year-old. Sometimes I don’t feel very smart and have asked the closest adult for a little help.

I have had the pleasure to define: depends, relationship and soggy. I used an example about small cookies and large cookies to help explain depends. I’m still not sure I got that one, but Simone seemed satisfied. I noted I am Simone’s mother and she is my daughter to define relationship, and I said another word for soggy is soft. I bet I’m jinxing myself, but I haven’t had to define any words I find inappropriate.

How about you? Which words have you defined?