“Mommy, Daddy, I’m feeling boomnified.”


“I SAID I’M FEELING BOOMNIFIED!” He was half smiling and half serious when he made this statement.

“Devin, where did you get the word boomnified from?”

“I made it up.”

Ok. Whatever he says.

“So what does it mean?”

“It means to be bothered or upset.”

“Oh. And where did you get that word from again?”

“It’s French,” he said.

“Really? It’s French?”

“I didn’t say it was French. It’s English.”

Sometimes talking to a four year old is like talking to a four year old. Or perhaps it’s like talking to Beyonce. Didn’t she claim to have made up the word bootylicious?

If anyone has ever heard the word boomnified before on TV, or read it in a book let me know. My boy is sticking to his story, so this is my way of fact checking. If you’ve never heard it, I’m calling to publishers of Webster’s Unabridged.