Wednesday, 19 June 2013

First school reading book for boy no.3

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
BN3: Nuh
Me: Why would it be Nuh?
BN3: Napple....
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.....



Wot So Funee?

22 comments:

  1. lol a napple - how cute!

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    1. I'm glad you think so. I've spent today attempting to annunciate really clearly!

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  2. They are so cheeky! Love them to bits.

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    1. They are really cheeky - I think having all the teenagers causes that! :D

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  3. Aw, love it when they try really hard and you can see their logic behind what they say. Can't believe he's bringing books home from nursery!

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    1. I can't believe it either, but it's a lovely thing. It is really lovely when they try to work out the 'rules' for words and grammar and get it a bit off :)

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  4. Oooh I'm so enforcing Ice cream Saturdays here!

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    1. I might too. I think mine might have to be alcohol drenched :D

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  5. LOL so funny when they have their own words for things. Miss C spent a year calling the Gruffalo the fuckalo...

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    1. Thank you, it is, although hopefully now he knows the right way to say it. We didn't correct the Ice Cream Saturday though, it was too funny :D

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  7. We also have the frustration of a 4 year-old who sometimes gets mixed up with similar things. They're always so sure they're right, too ;) Lovely post, very cute xx

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    1. Thank you! It is cute, and I see the same thing, they always argue with you because they're sure they have it right! :D

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  8. Lovely post! Napple is just brilliant. And ice cream Saturdays - well they get my vote :) #wotsofunee

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    1. Aw thank you...with comments like that it's worth every harassed moment :D

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  9. Sounds really frustrating! Rather you than me :)

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    1. Some days that would be the most sensible thing said! :D

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  10. Oh he is so cute! And this is a blog hop! I didn't know about it! Xx

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    1. :D hahaha - they do have their moments

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