Monday, August 18, 2008

Obnoxious bragging parent

We've all met them. You know who I'm talking about. Those parents who think their kid is cuter/smarter/more darling than all the other kids. And lets be honest, if you are a parent then you've probably have thought at one time or another that your kid is cuter/smarter/more darling than all the other kids (at least on a few occassions!). So, shamelessly, I am being "that" mom and bragging on my little sunshine. So bear with me -it will just take a second- or stop reading now :) I snapped the picture above this morning (hence the bed head and panties) after Claire spelled her name on the fridge with the magnets!!! I'm so proud of her! She loves letters and words and even spelling. We spend A LOT of time finding letters every where we go, finding familiar words and speaking a different sort of English ("Look Claire - there is a truck. Tuh - ru- ck. What letter does truck start with?). It's really paying off! She knows all the letters, their sounds and can tell you words that start with each one. She's been spelling her name out loud for a little while but this morning she was able to find all of the letters and spell out her name by herself. Did I mention she is 2 1/2? The grandparents can read this and be proud. You can insert your grumbles and groans here. I'm done.
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6 comments:

Shanan said...

Ya-hoo!!!! Way to go Claire (and Mommy)! I'm one proud aunt! Love the bed head, by the way, look at all those curls!!! Maybe if we had a magnetic fridge Cole could spell too-:) That's the missing link....wink.

Susan said...

Oh yes, I agree with the previous commenter. Good work on both of your parts - and obviously our lack of magnetic fridge is hampering Rainey's natural spelling talents.

Rhett, Megan, Claire and Ford said...

That's what you girls get for having a fancy stainless fridge. If you had a mini Magic Chef like we have you'd be in business ;)

Elizabeth said...

Lucky for you, I'm not yet a parent and so I can objectively say that Claire knowing the alphabet and the corresponding sounds is truely amazing!! I spent EVERYDAY last school year with 5 kindergarteners trying to teach them the alphabet and sounds!! SUPER frustrating for a 5/6 year old! Good job! Claire's (and Ford's, I'm sure) teachers will be VERY appreciative!

Chris, Shelley and Addison said...

Great Job, Claire! Way to go!

LOVE the curls!

Shanan said...

ha ha - you are a hoot! Is she signed up for the "Under 3 spelling bee?" Missing ya'll-:)