Friday, February 6, 2009

Hidden Message in Big Letters

No one is claiming authorship, but I'm pretty certain the writing on this fridge is not God's.

The empty space above the proclamation held the letters which spelled my oldest son's name.

So, assuming that my husband didn't step out of character, and considering my four year old can't spell, and my oldest would not insult himself, that leaves my Number 2 son.

I'm not altogether as clueless as my "tweens" seem to think. The funny thing is, my Number 2 son just got done memorizing and writing a verse on controlling his tongue. I see that although he has made great strides in that area, his thought process has not changed, lol! So that leaves this outstanding member of the WMPC to come up with a fitting consequence.

It has to be good. Something a kin to erasing the offending group of letters and making the world a better place. Here's what I'm thinking...

Have him take the letters off in backwards order of the way he put them up, and what do you get?? TTUB. The tub! I think I'll have him clean the tubs! The connection is clear to me, and that's all that matters. Besides, the tubs need cleaning. Hee, hee!

These letters are neat, by the way, at least when they aren't being used to insult each other. Lakeshore has a set like them for sale in sets of 40 for $8.95! They are about 2 1/2 inches high and perfect for little hands. My four year old loves to play with them while I cook. My set came with a large magnetic display board/wipe off surface so he can play with them over by my desk.

Edit: Lakeshore could not tell me who manufactures their letters. But I did find the actual Battat letters (which I have) on Amazon for $12.95, and I know that these are a nice quality. Unfortunately, Battat customer service told me they no longer manufacture the Magnetic board we have.

We play tons of games with them like:
  • Put the letters in order,
  • Find the letter that says...,
  • What does...begin with?
  • Which letter comes before/after...?
  • Lets make a word, etc.

The site posts a Warning saying they are not for children under 3 because of small parts that pose a choking hazard.

Maybe they should post another that says:

Not for tweens due to irresistible urges to insult one another.


Anonymous said...

That is so funny, and I do remember going through the "butt" stage with me kids. Just the mention of the word sent them into hysterics! Enjoyed your blog. :) And I love your punishment idea!

Holly said...

So funny! Boys.

It Feels Like Chaos said...

I love your consequence! I'm all about using chores for consequences -- at least something will get cleaned, I tell myself when my oldest acts terrible!