Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A Bit of a Brag

So...Sunday night we were getting Josh ready for bed. Andrew and Josh were in the bathroom and I was getting fresh Jammies from the bedroom. Anyway...Andrew sort of poked his head out and called down the hall, "Did you remember to do the t-r-a-p? (Spelling the word trap) You see, Josh was obssessed with the notion that he was going to catch a leprechaun. He was inspired by a book that we had read Friday about Ireland.

So anyway...I did not here him well and he had to spell the word again. T-r-a-p, in the mean time I am completely confused, not remembering what in the world we may need a trap for when Josh shouts out "hey, that spells trap!" "Momma we forgot to set up our leprechaun trap!"

Well, needless to say, we were stunned! He has known his sounds for a while now but has been very resistant to doing anything more with them. Which is fine...he is only 3.5!

I guess this is the beginning of the end of spelling words in front of him. I thought I would get in a few more years with that handy trick. So here is the question...do you think we could get a way with a bit of pig latin for a while? atWha oda ouya inktha?

Shannon (Oh and by the way...he caught the leprechauns but they must have used their magic to escape. Leaving behind tiny green shamrock bits and teeny tiny skateboards.)


Melissa said...

Yay, Josh! We spell a lot around here, too. I don't know what we'll do once O figures out what we are spelling!

Shannon said...

I used to teach Kindergarten and I remember still spelling around them. I was so not prepared for this!

With all the wonderful activities you do with O, you probably won't have too much longer!