Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Homonym Hilarity

So Cameron has been going through this phase of spelling out everything he wants to say. And he's even rubbing off on his sisters. It can make for some interesting communication around here. He doesn't only spell words, but sometimes whole sentences. For example, "Mommy, may I go outside?" has turned into "M-o-m-m-y m-a-y I g-o o-u-t-s-i-d-e?"

Now Cameron is only seven, so his spelling skills are still being honed, to say the least. Lauren's are a little better, except for words that don't play by the rules, which we refer to as "heart" words, meaning words you have to know by heart.

Sophie is really on her toes trying to keep up with all the spelling going on around here!

The point of all this reporting is to share a funny dinnertime incident from last week. We were sitting around the table eating spaghetti. Sophie really wasn't much into her meal anyway. She was picking at it a lot rather than eating it. Finally, she pipes up with "M-o-m-m-y?" Yes, Sophie? "I'm F-O-O-L!"

Derek and I DIED laughing. Poor girl couldn't figure out what was so funny!


kayla said...

That is so cute.
Phonics can be tricky when you're just staring out. I recieved a picture a few days ago signed "from all avus".

Kim M. said...

Parents' lives are never boring are they?! So cute!

Toots said...

Kids are terrific! Really funny.

Making Memories 1999 said...


Just this AM, Sunshine Girl had a writing assignment, and one of the sentences read: "I should tell the Trouth." ;-)

Allana Martian said...

That is very funny! I'm laughing, too! That's one to use as black mail someday.