I learned from Ma Finch that Finchlet 1.0 came home from school the other day with a note addressed to his parents. He handed it over with the blithe confidence of a child untroubled by consequences and went about his business.

The gist of the note was that the Finchlet had learned a new word, but used it in an inappropriate context and was duly given a time-out, but the teacher admitted in the note that it had been very difficult to explain to the Finchlet why he was being timed-out while keeping a straight face.

This was because the Finchlet had utilized his new word during singing class, when he burst out with “The vaginas on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round ...” I fell off the couch shrieking with laughter and I believe his parents did the same, as soon as the Finchlet was out of earshot.

This has been A Word from Finchlet.