Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Spelling Lesson

This morning J (heretofore known as "The Snake") and I visited our family doctor's office for our annual flu shots. While waiting, The Snake found an old Fisher Price magnetic chalkboard with a smattering of remaining letters. As his interest in reading and spelling is burgeoning, he wanted me to make some words for him. Being the facile wordsmith that I am, I was happy to oblige. However, this was no easy task. Our selection of vowels was limited to "O", which I think might really have been the zero, and "U."

I scrounged up a few consonants and managed to make "FUN." But beyond that the best I could do was "OLD." I was trying to get The Snake to sound out the word. Finally I just said, "OLD, like Mommy feels most of the time."

The lady sitting next to us snickered.

7 comments:

Lori said...

I -- a tired, OLD mom -- have just enough energy to snicker, too.

Kristen said...

LOL, that is too funny :)

Wonder what happened to all the other alphabet choices?

Geohde said...

:)

FUN OLD.... or a rather badly spelt DOLFUN! ;)

Magpie said...

I might have said "Old, just like Mommy is"...

chicklet said...

lol! that's quite funny:-)

niobe said...

FUN [NY] LO [L]

KarenO said...

Hey, at least you thought of fun first! A FUNny OLD mum ... not too bad huh? :)