So, I was talking to my twin (I don't really have a twin, just my friend who shares my name and one of the few that even reads this, but anyway). We were talking about school work and spelling tests. I thought of her tonight as I was doing the spelling drill with Jonah.
He's in second grade and tonight he learned to spell "nuisance."
I asked him if he knew what it meant. He said, "annoying."
"Dang, pretty good!" I said.
After math and spelling were complete, I put him in the tub and he said this to me, "Mama, spell Icup."
I said, "Icup? What is Icup?"
He said again, "Spell Icup!"
"Ok Jonah, hmmmm. I-C-U-P."
Then he started laughing at me. And he started saying, "I-C-U-Peeee, I-C-U-Peeee!"
How in the world was I not supposed to laugh at that? He totally got me.
He said he made that up. Who knows? I think it is great though. I'm all about using silly songs and phrases to help you remember things.
It was a nice laugh, because homework is such a nuisance. (That's not how we used the word tonight though. No, no! Homework is fun!)