Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sound it out

"Wua...Wua...Wua. Wa...wa...wa. One." Maxfield said as he stared at his alphabet and number place mat sounding out various letters and words. "The number one starts with W."

He was very proud of himself.

"Actually Max, when you spell the number one, it starts with an O." I corrected him. "It makes the W sound but it is an O."

Max stared at me with a confused look as his lips pursed making a W sound. Grasping the English language is challenging to a four year old.

"Actually Max," Lauren chimed in from across the room. "The word won, as in, I won the game, starts with the letter W. So you are kinda right."

Max beamed as his mother confirmed his spelling and word sounding skills. Lauren walked over and rustled his hair. Max looked up at her and smiled.

"Mommy," he said. "You are more smarter than Daddy."

Wait until he finds out that the Knuckle Sandwich I give him starts with the letter K.

14 comments:

Cole said...

All good boys love their mamas best.

Melinda said...

Outsmarted again William.
Lauren is good.

Patience said...

Moms are always smarter than Dads anyway.

Cole said...

By the way, the way the post opened, I thought it was a Waterboy quote.

James Austin said...

I'm calling CPS! Just kidding, just kidding.

gigglepotamus said...

what patience said...

eclectic said...

It's okay Bill, you are still number one, it's just that Lauren won.

Affirmation is always worth twice as much as correction to the preschool set.

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

I have always found the phrase knuckle sandwich hilarious. Don't ask me why.

iVegasFamily said...

She's probably better looking too. I kid.

Anonymous said...

I think Lauren is Write.

Annalisa said...

That was so cute...! Thanks for the smiles at the office...

Annalisa from The Netherlands

Circus Kelli said...

Hee hee!!

Mocha Dad said...

I thought knuckle sandwich started with "N." I guess my wife is smarter than me too.

kalki said...

And she's less dorky, too.