Friday, March 8, 2013

M is for Money, R is for Road Hazard

I’ve been working on letters with Hudson.  I give him a letter and have him tell me a word that starts with that letter.  Like most conversations, this one went to a weird place pretty quickly.

“Can you tell me word that starts with D?” I asked him
“That’s right!  I know another one.  What’s Daddy at work?”
“That’s right!  Good job.”
“And you know what daddy gets when he does good at work?” he asked me.  We haven’t yet covered grammar.  (Although he does know that the correct response to "How are you doing?" is "I'm doing well", not good.)

This actually opens a lot of learning opportunities.  We could also learn I for insurance.  We could learn the number 401 and the letter K.

Hey, I just thought of another D word related to Daddy’s work!  Dudes…as in two dudes…as in who is often to blame by every drunk that was assaulted while minding their own business?  Yeah, this could work.

Know what doesn’t work though?  Trying to get a 5-year old to do something he has no interest in doing.

I tried to get him to find the letter T on street signs as we were driving.  His answer? It was a bad idea because I needed to keep my eyes on the road.  He pulled the public safety card.  So now you know.  The alphabet is a road hazard.

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