Man, teaching Eldest to read and write has been a challenge. The kid asks great questions....these are his latest:
Eldest: "Mom! Caillou has 2 L's in his name. Why don't I hear the L sound?"
Eldest: "Jew-lio Lugo is on the Red Sox."
Mommy: "No buddy, it's pronounced Who-lio."
Eldest: "But it starts with a J!"
Eldest: "I just thought of another SH word Mommy!" (That's his latest obsession. Thinking of all the words in the entire English language with SH. Hmm...there's another one...English..I'll have to remember that one for him...)
Mommy: "Great. What is it?"
Mommy: "Actually, Chicago is a CH word."
Eldest: (saying the word Chicago over and over again) "No, I'm pretty sure it's an SH word, Mom."
Mommy: (not ready to argue with a 5yr old) "Ok. Why don't you go play air hockey with your brother now?"
And not related to spelling:
Eldest: "Mom, what are fireworks?"
Mommy: "They're the sparks up in the sky on the 4th of July. Remember, we saw them last year?"
Eldest: "Yeah, 4th of July is on a Wednesday this year. And it's also my friend Lucas' half birthday."
Mommy: (stunned by the sheer Rainman-ness of these statements) "Umm...GREAT."