My 4 year old brought home his first book from school this week. We're so proud, he's still a Nursery boy until September. It has no 'reading', but is full of words. It's called Extra Shopping and features a Daddy taking his children around a supermarket buying ingredients. First item on the list is 'Apples'. This might be a nice introduction to reading, except for the fact that it's at this point we realise boy no.3 has spent the last 4 years misunderstanding us.
What letter does apple start with?
Boy no.3 (age 4):Nuh
Me: No, think again, sound it out
Me: Why would it be Nuh?
Me: It's not A napple, it's AN apple
BN3: No it's not
Me: Yes it is
BN3: No, it's 5 apples, look...
The extra ingredients that the family buy made it far even more infuriating. They bought Ice Cream, Squirty Cream and chocolate ball sweeties to make a surprise dessert.
Boy no.4 (age 3): I want Saturday
Me: We all want Saturday
BN4: Can I have Saturday?
Me: On Saturday
BN4: Is it Saturday?
Me: Not yet.
BN4: Awwww, I want Ice Cream Saturday....
The book finally finished I think I want an ice cream Saturday too.....