The Stuff of Life

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 the wife of a guitar-playing, worship-leading, adventure-loving husband. I am the mother of three incredible sons: two of whom recently surpassed me in height, and one of whom I am going to pretend is still my baby. I am saved by grace; a daughter of the King who was and is and is to come. *** I am a regular contributor at Today’s Christian Woman, a monthly blogger at Inspire a Fire and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul and Guideposts. *** The 500 Dresses ministry that I started with my mom in 2010 is our way of answering the call to serve those in poverty.

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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