Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Some assembly required

Oliver, watching me put together his new chest of drawers from Ikea:

'Thanks for screwing that up, Daddy'.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Bathtime boardgame

Oliver arranged some of his foam letters on the side of the bathtub to read HANDLE one evening while with a babysitter.

Me: Did you do that the other night?
Oliver: Yep. (adds an R and an S to make HANDLERS)
Me: Hey, now you can play Scrabble!
Oliver: Yeah, I wanted to play Scravel.

Beatrix Potter, as read by Oliver

(reading from his Beatrix Potter mug)

'Once upon a time there were four bunnies. Their names were Floppy .. [after some prompting] Mopsy, Carlton and Peter'.

It's probably no surprise that Oliver should think of a streetcar line on encountering the name of Cottontail.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Oliver can read this! (Without being prompted!)

I think it's a good indication of how many of the words he recognizes come from signs on the transit system.