Sunday, January 2, 2011

Short and Sweet: Upside Down Mom

My favorite a-ha moment of the week in 100 or fewer words:

Slowly, Reese is learning to read.  During conversation she occasionally substitutes the spelling of a word for the actual word, making a recent exchange go something like this:

Reese:  "M-O-M."

Me:  "W-H-A-T?"

Reese (confused look):  "What?"

Me:  "Exactly."

She momentarily paused, frowned, and said, “I have no idea what you’re talking about.”

“Anyway," she continued, "M-O-M, did you know that the word "mom" is actually the word "wow" upside down?"

Indeed, I had known this.  I told her this was because I was pretty amazing ("wow-inspiring," to be exact).  She seemed to accept that explanation.

Wow.

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