At Seven

At seven, you’re getting better at a lot of things. Tying your shoes, writing … the list goes on. Other techniques, though, still need a little work.

E, reading from a popsicle stick: Hey mom? What kind of … what does B-O-A-T-S spell?
Me: Boats.
E: Hey mom? What kind of boats do … what does V-A-M-P-I-R-E-S spell?
Me: Vampires.
E: Hey mom? What kind of boats do vampires like?
Me: I don’t know.
E: Bl … what does B-L-O-O-D spell?
Me: Blood.
E: Blood v … what does V-E-S –
Me: VESSELS. It spells VESSELS.
E: What kind of boats do vampires like?
Me, gritting my teeth against the answer: I don’t know.
E: Blood vessels!
Me: <fake laughter>
E: … I don’t get it.
Me: <explains>
E: That’s not funny.
Me: Nope. Not anymore.

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