What a coincidence! Joanie, who was the key figure in the essay I posted earlier today, sent in this word about two years ago. It’s one of my favorites of all time. And, it’s SO APPROPRIATE for today. It has to do with a small child doing something “all by myself.” Thank you again, dear Joanie!
INDEPENDASTROPHE n. [Fr. independent + catastrophe]: The resulting disarray, chaos, or carnage left in the wake of a toddler trying to do something “all by myself,” such as pouring juice, plunging toilets and cutting hair. Submitted by Joanie Shook of Scio, Oregon.
What about you? What independastrophes have you experienced?

What a coincidence! Joanie, who was the key figure in the essay I posted earlier today, sent in this word about two years ago. It’s one of my favorites of all time. And, it’s SO APPROPRIATE for today. It has to do with a small child doing something “all by myself.” Thank you again, dear Joanie!

INDEPENDASTROPHE n. [Fr. independent + catastrophe]: The resulting disarray, chaos, or carnage left in the wake of a toddler trying to do something “all by myself,” such as pouring juice, plunging toilets and cutting hair. Submitted by Joanie Shook of Scio, Oregon.

What about you? What independastrophes have you experienced?