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"!!