Monday, July 12, 2010

Spelling Test

The other day while in the car my 6 year old said, "Mom, do you spell 'gum' 'G-U-M'?"

"Yes, that's right." I replied.

Then he said, "So do you spell 'come' 'C-U..."

I started to slam on the breaks and scream "NOOOOOO!" But luckily before I could, my 8 year old interrupted laughing, "no, it's C-O-M-E."

Whew. Good thing the 8 year old was there.

Why do they learn how to sound out words anyway?!?!


Karen said...

My oldest brought home papers from school with come spelled that way when she was in 1st grade. I about died and then had to make sure she knew the correct way to spell it. What are they teaching these kids in school?

Lynn said...

Out of the mouths of babes... :)

TALON said...

lol! I can imagine your shock and I can really imagine your relief :)

Lu's Place said...

Cookie, while reading my daughter's blog today, it reminded me of your little ones. very funny and sweet