Sunday, 28 February 2010

M is for

This week one of the books S bought home from school was entitled 'Who has Claws.'A short book of 10 or so pages.
A beautiful double page photograph illustrated each animal, as in K is for Kitten, T is for Tiger, B is for Bird. S sounded out each letter, named the animal and talked about the photo with G.
All very simple and straightword stuff.
Until it came to a page with M is for Mouse. Picture a cute mouse sat with a cluster of juicy red berries he was just about to start nibbling.
S declared that M was for Matoes!


  1. Ha ha ha ha ha - thats so funny! and sweet. She's not wrong. xxx

  2. S is a clever girl!!! She's funny as well as gorgeous!!! Bless her!!!

  3. Mouse on matoes...of course!!

    Bellaboo :o)

  4. You'll probably call them matoes forever now. We still use cute childhood words and my two are 17 and 23!!! Eletum for elephant was a favourite!
    Love Kathy xxx

  5. Best ever! And I need to send you a photo of the adorable little girl that Big Lad and I saw when we went to lunch the other day. Tiny, blond, clad in pink from head to toe (including her high-top sneakers), and munching on 'mato slices!

    (Word verif: rednew. Uncomfortably close to "redneck.")

  6. I love it when they do things like that, it's so nice to remember when S is older.

    Hugs RosieP x

  7. That made me giggle! My little cousin used to call them Famatos! F and M covered then!

  8. It is like my brother once said: O is for crOcodile...
    You have very sweet, clever children!

  9. Out of the mouths of babes as they say!

    Victoria xx