Her son is a great speller. But, Shankari wasn’t quite ready for him to be spelling this.
Yesterday as I was parking the car, my 6-year-old (Tercero) happily informed me that he had learnt a new word. Now Tercero loves new words. At family gatherings his party trick is that he spells words such as unhygienic and unrealistic for adoring elderly relatives. I was expecting symbiosis (thank you, Octonauts).
You can imagine my surprise (and understand my near parking accident) when he said the word…actually, I can’t even say it.
He said the C-word, and then he told me he could spell it – because he’s very proud of his spelling. Last year, he came second in his kindergarten class for the spelling bee and I’m guessing this word wasn’t on the list.