Molly has been especially interested in letters lately. Sometimes she will see a letter and actually say the letter, or least say a letter. She might see an R and say “R”, or she might say “A” instead, but she definitely gets the idea that these letter shapes are significant and have names.
It is sort of a special thing for Molly to say a letter, not an every day occurrence. But there is one very special prop which has Molly saying letters every time. It is my Abe Froman, the Sausage King of Chicago, shirt. Almost every time I am holding Molly while wearing this shirt, she loves to point at the letters and try to guess what they are. She often gets the A, B, and O right. Sometimes she points to the crown after the E, and I just have to say “crown”, which she now thinks is a letter.
If you’re wondering who the heck Abe Froman is, this clip from Ferris Beuller’s Day Off should clear it up for you.
By the way, this shirt has another magical power. It starts conversations with strangers, many of whom instantly recognize it from the movie. This shirt, acting on it own, even got me a free fountain drink at Rudy’s BBQ. Another ten of those, and this shirt will have paid for itself!