Monday, March 29, 2010

Of course. Just sound it out!

Peter is very much like his momma in that almost as soon as his head hits the pillow, he is sound asleep.

Sarah, on the other hand, is very much like her daddy in that she is a night owl and needs some time to unwind before falling asleep.

So every night after we put the kids to bed, we can hear Sarah in her room opening and closing drawers, jumping on her bed, pulling tomorrow's outfit out of the closet, flipping through books or whatever may strike her fancy.

And many times, we will find notes that she has written to us on our bed or somewhere in her room.

She wrote the following note to us on Saturday night:


It says:

Mom and Dad
Tomorrow can we go to the store
I will bring my money
Please!

As I was reading it out loud to her and trying my hardest to make out all of the words I got stuck on "sowr" or store.  I was struggling with it and pronounced it "sour" knowing that wasn't the word she had in mind but not knowing what she really meant.

Sarah in her most exasperated and teacher-like tone said, "Mommmmm!  If there's a word you don't know, just sound it out!"

5 comments:

Grandma T said...

So cute and yet, so wise!

Elizabeth said...

Oh, sure...no problem...just sound it out! Actually, I figured out "sowr" from the "go to" part...my kids ask all the time!
Blessings, E

Annikke said...

That is SO cute!

Denise said...

Your kids are so precious.

Adrienne said...

adorable I love kids and the things they do =)