KiTh aNd kIN[kith and kin] – phrase/idioms. - one's relations. The word kith is Old English, and the original senses were ‘knowledge’, ‘one's native land’, and ‘friends and neighbours’. oRiGIn: The phrase kith and kin originally denoted one's country and relatives; later one's friends and relatives. -KinS [-k-nn-s]- a diminutive suffix of nouns: indicates smallness or, by semantic extension qualities such as familiarity and affection as in daddykins - a name a child calls their father when they want something.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Little HK this week was action packed. Monday you took your very first train trip (not fussed): walked around the big city (not pleased): came down with your very first little man cold (probably related to very first train trip) complete with tragically cute sneezes, red eyes and a break your heart horse cry (but still smiling): had your very first doctors appointment (related to first cold): your very first trip to the beach (loved for 10 mins then cried) and had your very first swimming lesson (reaction pretty much the same as to the beach). It has been your first few days of really good weather for spring and you have enjoyed spending time in the yard and out on our walks. You have been just a touch HIGH MAINTENANCE BABY due to the cold and DK and I have been calling you "Velcro baby" - you stay pretty happy as long as we cuddle you all the time and take you on regular trips to the back door to say "hello puppies" (works to cure the tears every time so DK and I are reasurred that you are not seriously ill). Not too much to ask is it - we hope you feel all better soon little man.