Kim Harms

Life Reconstructed

A Rose By Any Other Name…


  It is not uncommon for people to pull from what they know to process the things they don’t understand. When children do this, it can be laugh out loud funny.

  For instance, on a trip to Lowes when Owen was two, he heard a voice over the loudspeaker and responded with, “Huh? What you say God?” He had never heard a voice coming out of nowhere before. He knew he couldn’t see God, so he figured God must’ve been talking to him.

  Another example occurred last fall in preschool. Lewis couldn’t remember the name of the color purple, so he called it the Vikings color. We have a lot of “Vikings color” at our house, and he made the connection.

  Most recently, he has come up with a name for his favorite cereal. You know it as Super Sugar Crisp or Golden Puffs. He didn’t know the correct name, so he came up with his own. And his name for those little morsels of crunchy, sugary goodness is more than just a little funny. But I’m not gonna tell ya what it is. I’m going to let you guess. So go ahead, take a good look at the picture below and tell me what you think Lewis might have named it. If you actually come up with the right name, I might have to buy you a box. 🙂 No cheating. Those of you who already know the answer aren’t allowed to guess.


Author: Kim Harms

I am a contributor at CT Women (previously known as Today's Christian Woman where I was a regular contributor as well). I blog monthly at and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul, Guideposts, Thriving Family and Creation Illustrated. Cancer made an unwelcome visit in my breast in January 2016, and I am now working on a book about breast reconstruction after having gone through the insane process myself. My incredible husband of 18 years, Corey, is my biggest writing cheerleader and together we are having a ball raising our three growing boys; Carter 15, Owen 14 and Lewis 10.

5 thoughts on “A Rose By Any Other Name…

  1. Definitely something to do with butt cheeks.

  2. HA. Both those stories are some of my favorite Harms boy moments.

  3. Crunchy Butts

  4. Shiny boogers?

  5. My favorite Harms boy story is “No, not Walmart!”

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