I've taken to use the expression, "oooh, shiny!" to describe my state of mind sometimes when I'm feeling distractable. I also use it to describe the easy way that young children can become derailed or distracted from something (both in positive and negative ways). I don't actually know from where I adopted this phrase, it's just sort of become part of my vernacular, and one that my copilot teases me about when I am acting that way.
Today, when Lamar was sharing items from his Artifact Bag (a get-to-know-you project), he took out a little silver medallion and Anisha actually said:
It took all I had not to burst out laughing.
Guess the original phrase must have come from a first grader, huh?
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