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Saturday, January 19, 2008

pinky square

the ultimate promise
"Traditionally, the pinky swear is considered binding and tantamount to a handshake in terms of sealing a deal. The pinky swear originally indicated that the person who breaks the promise must cut off their pinky finger... {not in our house, thankfully} It is most common among school-age children and close friends. The pinky swear signifies a promise that cannot be broken or counteracted by the crossing of fingers, the "I take it back" or any other trickery." (thank you Wikipedia)

watch out - if you pinky 'square' with Lyssa ... she will hold you to it! ie: remind you over and over and over and over and over until you want to cut your OWN pinky off! "mom, you remember we pinky squared." "you pinky squared i could XZY." "mom, pinky square that i don't have to eat hotdogs anymore." BAH - those kids at school, teaching my kids these ridiculous games that i keep getting sucked into!!


aliciadiane said...

Good job Lyssa! Hold your mom to it, if she squares on it then it is the real deal. It the rules.

Super Angie said...

LOL so cute!

Tara said...

I love it...the pinky square...I am often reminded of the silly things we did as kids that my kids come home talking about! :) LOL
SO I am slow but I just read a few of the posts I have missed...you are awesome...I have one for your list...you are a TERRIFIC friend...it take ALOT of time and patience to keep track of some of us who get a little busy sometimes! ;) so...you add that to your list! AND if it makes you feel any better you are soooo not alone...as I read your list I thought that list could be mine! :)

iamjennycook said...

You tell her Lyssa!

Nicki said...

She's got you on that one. The American pinky swear is like the Arabic's promise. No backing out - except they cut off your hands and stuff if you mess up.

Jen said...

Hannah makes us pinky swear all the time since she watched the Princess Diaries. Very Funny