Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Can you spell S-L-E-E-P-Y???

I've been trying to wean Joshua from his bottle which means he's got a bit of trouble sleeping at night.

Last Sunday night as we were settled down in bed, I was testing his spelling skills. He successfully spelled the words dog, cat and pig. I was telling him what a good job he did when he apparently decided to test me.

"Mommy, what's c-a-u-v?"
I know it wasn't a real word but I decided to play along. "Cauv," I say.

"Mommy, what's b-a-u-v?"

"Mommy, what's c-h-a-u-v?"
"Chauv." I was sleepy now.

"Mommy, what's c-a-u-w-x-y-z?"
"That's not a real word."

"Ok, what's s-a-u-w-x-y-z?"
"mmm...that's not a real word." By now I was mumbling, almost half asleep.

"Ok, mommy, spell microphone!" he almost yells in my ear. I wake up.
"M-i-c-r-o-p-h-o-n-e," I say.

"Wow, that's really long!"
"Oh go to sleep, Joshua!"
"But mommy..!"
"Shhh," I say. "It's Daddy's turn," I whisper.

And with that, I drift off to sleep.


Caroline said...

Oh spelling games! They're fun.
We are currently playing square roots of numbers games.
It is too hard for me.
Good luck with the bottle.

Menchie said...

I think it's fun too, just not so much at 11pm. Oh god, hated square roots at school. hate math.

bottle weaning successful, so far. *fingers crossed*

Homo Escapeons said...

It is a big step..and one that will linger in the backroom of the brain forever. The second big blast of separation anxiety after sleeping alone...but the start of something NEW..it always 'costs' us to move on..

HA...good luck, every child is different..
but when you think about it, who would want to give up something that wonderful..MMMMMMM.

Menchie said...

well, so far, so good. I'm actually cheating *guilty flush*. What I'm after is for him to stop sucking the chocolate milk (he won't take the white color variety) because it's wreaking havoc on his teeth.

So I am letting him take it one step at a time. No more chocolate milk at night and only 1 bottle of water (he can go through 4 -- it's like running a milk bar in the wee hours). I'm making him stop cold on his birthday which is 2 months from now. *again with the guilty flush*

-Princess Shin- said...

Oooh.. that's quite cruel! Haha.. how old is your son? Smart of him to ask u back! Haha..

Dan said...

Menchie, how do you spell "sweet" because that was a sweet story! Joshua sounds like a real sweet kid.

Ms. Val said...

Wait until he's older. Instead of asking, he'll begin quizzing you on every little thing:

"Mommy, what country eats the most breakfast cereal?"

"Mommy, what country drinks the most tea?"

"Mommy, what's the average life expectancy in Swaziland?"

Menchie said...

He's turning 5 this May. :D

Yeah, he's a very sweet kid who already gave me permission to choose who he's going to marry because I told him he couldn't marry me! :D

Ms. Val,
Ah! I am even now preparing for that with lots of books dealing with WHY questions. The rest of the stuff he can go ask his dad. :D

Keshi said...

sweetie just put him on the MS Thesaurus :):).


Aidan said...

Firstly i just finished the Time Travelers WIfe and i I loved it:)
thanks for the recomendation, need to pass it on stace next:)

"It's Daddy's turn," I whisper
Hehe nice, go wake up daddy:)

Brooklyn Frank said...

good luck with the child care and all.

Menchie said...

Oh I would if I could get past the fear that once he discovers computers i'd have to pry him off it. :D

Am so glad you liked TTW! Wasn't it great?

Menchie said...


thanks! :D

Marie said...

Sounds like a smart kid! It's great that he's interested in words and language at such a young age.

Menchie said...

I know! He drives me crazy sometimes but I'm also proud of how smart and inquisitive he is.

BTW, I like your new avatar!

Keshi said...

lol he'd make a smart blogger just like momma...awww!


Menchie said...

how i wish!!! :D

Maria said...

that's smooth, mench, really smooth! and clever... LOL! you're so wicked, sometimes... LOL! talaga.

Menchie said...

LOL! either Jun hasn't caught on or he really doesn't mind. either way, am not gonna stop! :D