Yesterday, my blog buddy, Tara Tyler, came to Atlanta to do a book signing for her awesome book, Pop Travel. Naturally, I had to stop by and see her. It's always great to see a blog friend in person! Since I already have her awesome book, I decided to do a giveaway for her on my blog. So, if you would like a chance to win a free, autographed copy of Pop Travel, please leave a comment below. I'll pick a winner on Monday.
Now for the story:
I was driving my teenage daughter when she started singing rap music. I looked over at her and shook my head. "What the heck are you saying?"
She repeated it.
"Sorry," I said. "I still don't understand. Would you please slow it down a bit?"
After several tries, I finally got it: "D'ya Gotta Bay?"
"Do you have a bay?" I translated. "What does that mean? Do you have a horse?"
My daughter looked at me and laughed. "No, Mom, it doesn't mean that. You're so silly!"
I tried again. "Do you have a large body of water?"
She shook her head. "Mom, don't you know what a bay is?"
"No. Apparently after over forty years of living on this planet, I have no idea what a bay is."
"It's a boyfriend!"
Oh. Right. A horse boyfriend.
(I think I'm going to have to relearn the English language if I'm going to be able to communicate with my daughter for the next six years!)