Friday, 16 January 2009

Conversations with a four year old - the one about spelling


For all the testing behaviour, she is still my gorgeous girl! Take this evening:

Izzy loves to write. She asks me to spell the words for her and she writes them in her best handwriting. Lists, stories, songs, letters, anything really. The topic for this half term at school is "traditional tales" and she has been trying to write her own, usually involving a princess and a wicked queen (a little freudian perhaps?). This evening she was sitting at the kitchen table writing a new story:


"Mummy, how do you spell 'ponner'?"


"Ponner?" I asked, "What does it mean?"


"I don't know" she said


"Well, give it to me in a sentence" I suggested





"Once a ponner time"!!

17 comments:

gigi said...

Oh, how cute!!! I just love what little ones say. They can be so funny. Happy weekend!

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

GREAT NEW PICSS!!!! you look so lovely in glorious colour!!

so once aponner...how delightfull....you made me SMILE!!!

Mean Mom said...

Yep, looks good to me. That's how I'd spell it, anyway.

Izzy is very sweet and that's a lovely little story! Why did none of my lads ever write out lists of words in their best handwriting, just for fun?

Suburbia said...

Brilliant!!!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Haha! That's so cute!

Buddy has a few little kid related speech issues (he usually says W in the place R and L, for example). It makes spelling a challenge for him. He'll be trying to sound a word out to write it down and he'll get letters wrong because he says them wrong. It's cute. We're working with him on pronunciation. I'm hoping it won't cause him problems for too much longer.

GoneBackSouth said...

My son spells it Wunsaponatime.

Tara@Sticky fingers said...

Priceless!
ANd absolutely love the new picture - it really helps us readers get to know you all that little bit better.

Mummy Cow said...

What a clever girl! I loved hearing my daughter's language development; on one occasion she announced that her daddy was "lawning". He was mowing the lawn...
Check out her latest efforts on my blog!

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Very charming! Your daughter has me laughing just now!

Single Parent Dad said...

Brilliant, and what a wonderful saving on those unneccesary blanks.

rosiero said...

Ah bless. I loved the photo too.

Iota said...

I'm having a rather ponner day myself, actually. I think it's a great word.

Have you discovered the Word Imp blog? It's the old tv panel game "Call My Bluff" in blog form. Ponner would be a good word for that.

Rachel Pattisson said...

That's lovely :o)

Polly said...

Beautiful

The Dotterel said...

Ha ha ha! Love it - reminds me of the primary school teacher all impressed because a pupil asks her how to spell 'declares'. 'And what are you going to say, Laura?' asks the teacher. 'We had chocolate declares for tea, Miss.'

Moannie said...

Love the photo and yes colour does suit you.

Love the stories of your daughter, kids do say the funniest things, and yet they make sense.

Pam said...

Love that! Beautiful picture!