Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The Kid Likes Words

So, the latest targets of Shef’s knowledge-bender are state capitals and various words. His favorites of the capitals are Sacramento, Tallahassee, and Oklahoma City. It’s tough to say which are the favorite words – I suppose any of the ones he recognizes are right up there.

“That says ‘up,’” he said to me as we cruised past the Super America the other day. Sure, it took me a moment to find the “up” in Super, but no flies on the kid.

On Sunday, we had an exciting afternoon planned – emptying all of the toy and book receptacles in the house, and then taking a half-hour reprieve to rip apart the local Barnes and Noble.

“What book do you want to read next?” I asked him, after we’d finished a couple of the old stand-bys.

Bear Once More,” he said definitively.

“Hmmm, we don’t have that one,” I said, “but should we look it up so we can find it at the book store?”

“Sure,” he agreed.

I typed the title into Amazon, but I couldn’t find it. “Are you sure that’s what it’s called?” I asked. “What are the other words in the book?”

“Mom, it’s Bear. Once. More. by Karma Wilson.”

I thought it was pretty nice of him to give me the author, and I found Bear WANTS More in no time flat.


jdoc said...

Yes. Of course. The author. Very helpful. And holy crap, I might add.

Anonymous said...

that is cracking me up.

mi said...

How the heck does he know the author? An up?