We have some foam letters that Phoebe plays with at bath time. We’ll often talk about and name letters, and sometimes spell a few words on the tub walls.
A couple of nights ago, Phoebe picked up a D.
“What words start with a D,” John asked.
“Dog,” says Phoebe, quite quickly. We are impressed, and feel quite pleased with our parenting.
“Right! What else?”
Phoebe thought a bit. “Um…”
“Door,” I suggest.
“Dandelion,” says John.
“Daddy,” I say.
“Damn!” Phoebe suggests. John and I pause. Crap, we do swear too much in front of her.
“Oh…dam! Right! Like the dam where we go for walks sometimes!” I say, gladly remembering the dam where we go for walks sometimes.
“And dammit!” Phoebe says proudly.
Photo by John.