It was bound to happen.... sooner or later I was going to start losing "smart points" with the girls, and I apparently lost some last night with Tink; although, I may have gained a few back this morning.
Today was Tink's turn to read at church. The second graders rotate reading with the first graders, and it's a great way to get them up in front of people and read. We get the "script" about a a week before so we can practice, and since these words come from the Bible, there are a few you might not find in a second grade level reading assignment. Usually we sound out the new words, break them down into syllables, and even write them phonetically if that makes more sense. Tink's music director is great about going through it the day before with the readers and marking up words that still need some specific attention.
Tink had her words marked, and did a great job last night on her last practice with me...well.... until we hit the word "wrought." She pronounced it "wrote," and I stopped her to say the word was pronounced "wrot" like rhymes with hot. OH NO IT ISN'T! I SAID IT THAT WAY TODAY AND MRS. B DIDN'T SAY IT WAS WRONG. YOU ARE WRONG MOMMY. Really? Seriously? (it IS Thursday so we have to get our Seriously mojo going!) I tried again, but to no avail. She is her father to a T 100% black and white, knows when she is right or at least she thinks she does! Tink is a very literal thinker and doer. If you leave out a step, she will not do it!
We went a few rounds with me reminding her that I did teach English for 18 years before she came into this world, and with my three diplomas, I know what I am talking about here, but it all fell off like Pumpkin sheds her fur. UGH! I lamented my situation to Tall Guy when he returned home from his fair board meeting. This morning, I kind of heard them talking about it, but I decided to let it all drop. Dang! She wanted to read it to me one more time, and did a beautiful job except for the WORD. She told me she and Daddy thought she should ask her teacher about it. SERIOUSLY????? Ok, whatever keeps the peace.
Cut to church this morning and the uttering of the pivotal word......silence for a few seconds... then she said it CORRECTLY! Woo! Not sure what battle if any was won. but I do think I regained a few of the points I lost last night! Yeah me!