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."
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. ;)