Thursday, August 20, 2009

ganging up on mamatea

Today Ooky was writing something and wanted to spell the word "inside". He writes i-n-s-i-d.

I pronounced what he'd written, and then suggested he might want to slap an "e" on the end of his word to make it work.

Iggy, who is also in the room, says "You know Mom, he could still leave it spelled like he had it. It would work. Without the e."

How so?

Iggy explains, "Well, you know, if you were inside someone's body, then his spelling would work."

I tell Iggy that regardless of what you are inside of, the way to spell the word is i-n-s-i-d-e.

"No," Iggy continues. "If he was inside someone named Sid, then his spelling would work. You know, 'in sid'? It would totally work then, Mom."

The two brothers shoot each other a look. And a smile.

I think they are ganging up on me. ;)

9 comments:

mamak said...

Cleva, and cheeky. Just how we like 'em.

Sherry said...

I can only imagine how I'd be strung up if I had two. ;)

Obi-Mom Kenobi said...

You're doomed.

Sarah said...

OMG, that's funny! Not just funny, but *clever*!

I want them to meet my girl. Can you imagine?

Ruralmama said...

I second Obi-Mom, especially since I've met them. :-)

You're doomed. DOOMED!

topsytechie said...

Now that's one quick-witted kiddo!

Green Mamma said...

Funny and clever, like their mom? :-)

MuddyMuse said...

I love these moments when they getcha good. That was ingenious and I bet you were smiling inside at that one. How clever:)

latisha said...

oh wow. this is amazing!