I love my kids, and I love words, so it probably goes without saying that I love my kids’ words. My favorite is when my small children suddenly use large words. Among other favorite phrases, my two-year-old daughter has started saying “Acksee . . .” (actually). But I think the most surprising recent words were this:
Last night at dinner, we were talking about our visit with Nana (my mom). I asked my son Hayden what his favorite part of the visit was. He decided his favorite part was getting new blocks from Nana.
“Here’s the backstory,” he said. And he proceeded to explain in great detail the shopping trip a week ago when we bought the new blocks.
Even a five-year-old can understand backstory! (And we’ve talked about backstory before—for a whole series.)
What do you think? How often do you use backstory?