Wednesday, November 3, 2010

a love of reading

Yesterday, which was NOVEMBER 2nd, by the way, we went to the PARK! I never thought we'd be at the park, with no coats, in November. marvelous.

Well, Laya had climbed up the steps to the slide, and then didn't want to go down, so Kaylee climbed up to get her but nailed her head on the tower thing at the top of the slide. So I hiked up the playground equipment to give Kaylee a little lovin...


I could not believe all the terrible things I found written on the walls of the "princess tower," of all places. Those little punks better hope I don't catch them in the act of their "artistry." Bad words, phone numbers, anatomy drawings, the works. I just sat there for a bit til the girls asked me what I was doing.

I said I was reading all the disgusting things that big kids wrote in the slide.

Of course now that they know there are bad things up there, they want to know. "what does it say Mommy?" "What did the big kids write, Miss Andrea?" So I said, "well, I'm not going to say, because it's really not appropriate to say those words."

So Lillian climbs up the slide, and reads for herself: ""

{GASP} "Mommy! I found a terrible word! The worst one! SUCK!" (oh, my sweet innocent child...) :)

"yep, but it's not appropriate, so let's not say that out loud. That's probably not a good place to practice your reading." (and please don't read what comes after that and ask me what it means.)

"But Mommy! I can't help it! My brain just READS!"


Anonymous said...

Awe! The teacher in me is smiling. (So is the auntie!)


Rachel said...

Oh my! That is SO funny!... of course because it wasn't my child up there reading out bad words. :) Does Lillian go around spelling words instead of talking? That's Hannah's new thing. ..." M-O-M, I L-O-V-E Y-O-U." It's so fun to watch their little brains learn!

Alyssa said...

What a great story! (Okay, obviously I don't love the naughty word parts.) Having said that, I love that she said, "I can't help it! My brain just reads!!" Priceless!