Saturday, August 21, 2010

No, it's true, really.

It's true, that I do have a nephew who has a beard and who looks like Kenny Loggins.  It's true, all of us  want him to shave it off but he is asserting his independence by growing it and even got a "beard card" down at BYU.  It's true.

It's really true that all of these people fit in one beach house.  And, we all got along with the exception of when my sister in red, who buttered up the judges (ie, "My kids have never seen the ocean before!  Can you  believe it?") and their team won the sand castle competition.  It's true, she did.  It's true, the rest of us were not happy. 

It's true, Dentist husband didn't shave for 10 days and grew this sweet beard.  He has a lot more gray in it than either of us realized.  Being married to me, caused the grey.  It's true.  (This was taken on day 8).  
It's true, my kids are going to be the shortest cousins.  This is all of the cousins (minus two who weren't at the reunion), by order of height.   The one cousin standing between toothsome #2 and #3 is the same age as toothsome #3.  It's true.  We were bred to be coal miners.  Also true.  Welch coal miners to be exact.
It's true, this picture is the cousins by order of age.  It's also true, I am the mother of two of the five girl cousins.  It also true there are 15 boy cousins.  

It's true that Dentist husband and I were on different teams and we are still happily married to each other.  It is also true, five days after we got home from North Carolina, I let Dentist husband take the three oldest toothsomes to see RUSH live in concert in Las Vegas.  I'm cool.  It's true.  

It's also true that school starts Monday and I am really sad, (as in fighting back tears sad) that the summer is over.  It is also true that I adore this man.  ADORE him.  As in, I couldn't be married to anyone else.  It's true.  

It's true most people use It's wrong.  Read below and you now forever know the difference.  It's true.

There is often confusion between its and it's.  If you delve deeper into this issue, you will see that there is good reason for the confusion.  However, if you just want to know what is right, the matter is very simple:


It's is short for it is or it has.  This is a 100% rule.  It cannot be used for anything else. If you cannot expand it's toit is or it has, then it is wrong.


Its is like his and her.  Possessive.

His is used for masculine things. (These are his pies.)
Her is used for feminine things. (These are her flowers.)
Its is used for neuter things. (These are its footprints.)


Lisa said...

The ocean is a magical's true :)

Gabriela said...

Gaupo's jealous that you went to the Rush concert. I am simply not that cool.

It's obvious like you had a great time. :)