Wednesday, March 14, 2012

More little kid stuff

* The scene - I'm sitting at my desk at work. Bob, an analyst, is standing in my cubicle as we discuss a work related matter. My cell phone rings. It's the school nurse. I excuse myself to take the call.

Here's my side of the conversation as heard by Bob:

"Yes. Hi."


"Yes. Back at the end of last year."

"No. I think she may be nervous about being back to school after vacation."

"She may also have to poop. She could be confusing the feelings."

"Okay. That's sounds fine."

"Okay. Thank you."

Bob has an infant son. My advice to Bob - "This is what you have to look forward to."

* The girls are close to being able to read. We work on sounding out letters and sometimes I spell out a simple word and help them sound it out.

Mommy - "Allie, what does B-A-T spell? Sound it out."

Allie - "B-ah. B-ah. Ahh. Ahhh."

Mommy - "That's a good start, Allie. Now the T. B-A-T."

Allie - "T-ah. Tah. Bah. Ah. Tah."

Mommy - "Yay, Allie! You are so close. What does it spell? Keep sounding it out."

Allie - "TRUCK!"

Okay, so we're still working on it.


Tina said...

Hah! Great job, Allie! ;)
Sounds just like my 5 year old trying to sound out words. I'm so eager for her to "get it". I picked up reading quick as a kid once it finally clicked, and I'm hoping it will be the same for her!

Nicole said...

She was close! Haha
Allie is such a cute name. It's short for Alicenne? Is that pronounced like Allison, or is it Alice-N?

Sarah said...

Nicole- yes, Allie is short for Alicenne. I usually tell people that it is pronounced Allison or Alice-N b/c if you say them both fast - they sound the same. Or at least it does to Bostonians.

Anonymous said...

That sounds like my girls :)

Anonymous said...

Aw, this is great. I laughed out loud! I have a 2-year-old and just started teaching him his alphabet and what sounds each letter makes.

Melissa said...

hahah... that made me chuckle.

Cindy said...

Great post - go Allie. I loved the process of teaching my oldest to read. What was even more awesome was the day she just picked up a book and read the words. It's like a light switch. One day they are sounding out words, the next they are reading. But be patient - that switch was a long time coming.

Oh and the one side of the conversation - hysterical.

Nicole said...

Thanks Sarah. Her name is so pretty and especially the way it's spelled! LOL I always have trouble telling Allie and Emily apart but for some reason I can usually tell which one's Anna - her eyes look different. They're so cute. :-D