A trifle too long for Twitter, so a second short blog post on the day it is!
The boy is working on some language arts homework, and he’s occasionally coming to ask me some questions (I’m in the office) when he hits something he can’t immediately figure out. The theme for this particular assignment appears to be words with double letters and opposites, so we’re trying to find words that have both. I try to give him indirect answers so that he has to figure the words out himself, and his vocabulary is generally pretty good. For example, the first time the initial word was alike and he needed to come up with different.
So he comes back into the office a bit later and this time the task is to find a word that is something to wear. So, dress. I tell him it’s something that is usually worn by girls.
Suddenly I have a headache.
“People don’t wear boobs, dude. That’s a body part. They’re attached.”
He thinks about it for a second, and then, while rubbing his chest, asks what the things that “cover the boobs” are.
“That’s a bra. Three letters. No repeats.”
He thinks for another minute or two and comes up with the word dress, and I send him away.