I'm working on the Mother-Of-All-Posts, a beast that cannot be safely broken into chunks... but I gotta get that last, creepy post off the top.
The other day I was siting at the table with Birdie and LaLa... I think we were drawing.
Birdie:Drink, drink... drrrrink. How do you spell "drink" mama?
The Mama: Drink? It's spelled d-r-i-n-k.
Birdie:What? Noooo, it's NOT!
The Mama:Yeah, see (grabs stray piece of paper and spells out drink) d-r-i-n-k, drink!
Birdie:Nuh uh! That's NOT how you spell it. DRRRRINK, drink, drink! It starts with "J"!
The Mama:Well, the way that you are pronouncing it, it does sound like it should start with "J", but it really does start with "D". Derrrrink!
Birdie:(gives me the stink eye, leans over and write j-r-i-n-k next to where I have written "drink.")
The Mama:Y'know Birdie... your Mama is really, actually a very smart person.
Birdie:Pfft! (rolls eyes) Nuh UHH!
I'm thinking that we will not be going the "homeschooling" route, as stupid as I appear to be in her eyes already... I will be lucky to be able to swallow my own spit by the time she turns fifteen.