When John asks "Do you want to go on a walk?" - what he's really asking is "Do you want to go Home Depot or Lowes and walk around and figure out which projects we're going to tackle?"
Now I admit- those stores are huge and walking around them for an hour can be quite the workout (especially if little ones are in tow). I haven't quite figured out why we use that code...is it because he wants to disinterest the kids from going or is it because phrasing household projects 'as good for your health' may interest me more? hmmmmmm Either way - it works!
A friend of the girls came to stay the night- her mom dropped her off and said her boyfriend was in town and they were going jogging, and if we needed anything we could reach her on her cell.
Now I don't know about you- but if my long distance boyfriend was visiting, I don't think we would be jogging! I'm just saying! We'd go to dinner, a movie, shopping, mini golf (keeping it G rated folks! This is family blog) Seriously hoping D was using jogging as a code word for something else!!!
I have a friend who will call me up and 'ask me to breakfast'...which is code for 'I need to talk to someone'.
Or with another friend...its 'needing pie' which is code for 'something crappy just happened' ...the kind of crappy that can only be fixed with pie or chocolate or chocolate pie.
There are more but I don't want to give away their meanings. They are private...like secrets. So much fun- I love the look on the other person's face when you use the code word...its like being a kid again.
As I get older I'm finding more and more joy in the little things and this is just one of many.