of the Week
word or phrase to add to your army.
If you look up obstreperous (uhb-strep-er-us) in the dictionary, you might find the name of your little brother or sister. (Well, that was rude of me!)
Obstreperous means noisy and difficult to control. As in toddlers, sometimes. (There I go again!) Have you ever been out at a restaurant, theater, or store and heard a little child carry on in an obstreperous manner? They can be quite disruptive, making it difficult to carry on a thought or a conversation.
When my children would become obstreperous, I would give them a big hug, or what I like to refer to as "corporal cuddling" and tell them over and over again in hushed tones, "I love you. Just breathe and get control. Everything is fine. You can do this." Sometimes doing so would reverse the obstreperousness, and sometimes it would do the opposite, making them even more obstreperous!
Oh, dear, Captain Kirk! Stop being so obstreperous!!
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am a writer because I love words almost as much as I love the people in my life. I want to fill the world with magnificent words and then jump in and splash around in them. I live with Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, my cats, but the only words they really love are "meat" and "gravy."