Saturday, November 20, 2010

More Kid Quips

My granddaughter, Sydney, is learning to read in kindergarten.  She has been taught to sound out words.  She has a set of flash cards her parents hold up for her to read.  The words are very simple ones.  When her mother held up the card that read BUT, Sydney began sounding it out:  "B, U, T -- beauty!"

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Also a few days ago, Sydney said, "I know how to spell knee."

This surpised her mother, since knee was not among her spelling words so far. 

"You do?" she asked.

"Sure.  N-E-Y."

That was a very good guess, said her mother, but it's not how knee is spelled.

"Yes, it is!" the little girl protested.  "Syd-NEY!"


GretchenJoanna said...

Anastasia, I am going to comment on a post that no one else has commented on yet, just so I can introduce a new topic...would you be willing to blog about Christ preaching to the souls in Hades, and how that translates to what happens since then when someone dies? I didn't catch on until today when I read something that made me think about it more, that it must be like the Eucharist, a historic event but something we participate in, in the present. A friend of my daughter's (neither of them Orthodox) whose father is a pastor asked my daughter about it, she asked me, and I have been trying to find a blog somewhere that explains it.
Don't really have time for that right now, or to have a talk with my priest about it!