Now at age five, Molly does not say a whole lot of words completely wrong any more. But she does have a couple of oddities.
- Molly calls pretzels “prentzels”. It sounds really funny when she says it.
- She calls a toilet plunger a “plumber”.
- Toxic is “toskic”. Plus for Molly, “toskic” and “non-toskic” are interchangeable.
But Molly is new enough to the language that she does not find this video about funny foods names very funny. Claire and I crack up at “speggy and merbles”, but Molly seems to think that sounds just about right. She doesn’t laugh one little bit.
On a side note, Molly did get one word just right, and not a good one. It was a word that would normally get her in a lot of trouble but was funny this one time. One morning before school, Molly was getting frustrated putting her jacket on, and she said very clearly and seriously, “I can’t get this f**king jacket on!” Oh, you had to be there. It was so funny I had to run out of the room to laugh into my hand just to avoid encouraging her. Claire and I giggled about that one for a while.
And yet she still can’t say “pretzel”. Go figure.
We finally made it out to Enchanted Rock on this beautiful Saturday afternoon. The kids were tired by hiking up the rock but had a good time. I’ll just let the pictures do the talking on this one.
For her book club, Claire and her friend had to compile a list of things people should know about them. Here is Claire’s list. Our Claire is a little hard on herself.
- Sometimes I’m mean to my sister.
- I love to sketch because I can get all my ideas out.
- Sometimes I watch too much TV.
- I think I’m bad at math.
- I love my family because they use their time and money to keep me alive.
- I love sleepovers because I get real time with my friends.
- The color blue makes me confused.
I asked Claire about the last one, and she said she didn’t know what she said the color blue confuses her. But we talked about it a bit, and we decided that Blue is confusing because really dark navy blue and really light baby blue are almost completely different colors.
Molly was in the mood to answer some “tabletop questions”, so we went with it.
Molly covers her inner dialogs, her favorite toys and books, her courageous fight against naps, how she felt about her first day of school, and what she likes about her big sister.
Here is the Solar System that Claire put together for school. She worked hard in this, and even took it on our weekend trip to Houston so she could finish it. It came out great! Claire even added her own flair such as the asteroid belt.
But sadly, that is the Earth laying there on the ground. It became unseated and fell off unceremoniously to the floor. Tragedy happens.