piquancy /n./ agreeably pungent or stimulating to the taste; exciting, agreeably interesting or attractive; an interestingly provocative or lively character. punch. spice. allure. charisma.
piquancy /n./ 1. I am sick and tired of politics. It's lost all it's piquancy for me since all I dreamt about last night were names, percentages and states -- going round and round in my head. That's what I get for having CNN going from 6-11 while I cut out FHE packets for April (more on that later).
piquancy /n./ 2. On the other hand, I can't get enough of the piquancy of my children's conversation. I have overhead some funny and interesting things lately that I need to record.
London: "Is the baby dancing on your bladder? Why does she do that? Does she think your bladder is a toy?" Perhaps I've complained one too many times on my way to the bathroom. . .perhaps.
London: Asking Savannah questions about a b-day party she'd just returned from: "Did Tey (the b-day boy) think you were a princess and want to marry you?"
Savannah: When we were doing a shapes puzzle and she picks up the diamond shape and says: "Diamond. I love diamonds. I wish Aidan would buy me a diamond." I had no idea she knew about that kind of diamond.
Savannah: "I want to be a chef when I grow up. I don't want to be a mom because mom's have cramps." Once again, perhaps I've complained too much about those lower stomach cramps/painful baby movements in the last few weeks.
2 weeks later: "I just want to be a big sister and stay at home with mom."
Yesterday: Amy and her boys were over for lunch and Amy informed Savannah that chefs and big sisters have cramps also -- all girls get cramps to which Savannah vehemently declared: "I'm going to tear myself out and be a boy!" Okay. I tried to explain how wonderful it was to be a girl, but then had to reign it in because Aidan was looking confused and worried about being a boy so we left it at that. Is there any winning with children?
piquancy /n./ 3. Finally, I crave the piquancy of Carrabba's lately and will be needing to go soon. What'll be on the menu? Bread/olive oil combo, salad, calamari and pollo rosa maria. My favorite meal at any restuarant.