This face charmingly conceals one of the most diabolically stubborn minds in the history of children...or darned close.
This is our youngest Granddaughter.
She is in preschool.
She is learning about the letter:
I was pretty excited about this fact, because this also happens to be the letter "G" week for Alphabe-Thursday. I planned to get her to tell me a word that starts with the letter "G" and you could all say, "Awwww, that is just so sweet...awwwww..."
Sometimes the best laid plans go awry, as indicated by the following conversation when I picked her up on Monday.
Me: Hey you! You were learning about the letter G today, weren't you?
Her: Yep, yep, yep. G! G goes ghe, ghe, ghe. G.
Me: You're right. That's great. So...what words do you know that start with the letter G?
Her: G! ghe, ghe, ghe...giant!
Me: That's great! Do you have any more?
Her: G! ghe, ghe, ghe ...gerbil!
Me: Wow, girl! You are rockin' the G words. How about one more?
Her: OK, Gwamma. G! ghe, ghe, ghe...JOG!
Me: Well, close. Jog really starts with the letter J.
Her: Gwamma! Listen! G! ghe, ghe, ghe...JOG!
Me: I know it sounds like it could be a G, but really that is a J.
Her: Gwamma! Listen. G! ghe, ghe...
Me: I heard you but jog doesn't start with a G, it starts with a J.
Her: Sigh. (eyeroll) Sigh. Gwamma. Jog is when a boy puts on shorts and jogging shoes and goes outside to G! ghe! ghe! ghe! ...JOG!
Me: (I was not, at this point, going to even address the fact that women ghe, ghe, jog, too) I know what jogging is, but sweetie...
Her: GWAMMA! LISTEN! G! ghe, ghe, ghe...
Me: Sweetie? You know what? Ask your Mom if the word jog starts with G or J... OK? Maybe Gwamma is wrong.
I give you...
G! G is for ghe, ghe, ghe...jog.
Please feel free to say 'awwwwww' now while I go find the aspirin bottle.
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