Reid and I watched cartoons yesterday morning. Ever since we put the television in the basement watching tv has been a rare event. One of the shows that we watched was Super Why. For those of you who didn’t know who Daniel Cook was, I’ll explain that the show involves four little kids who each have super powers, like spelling, sounding out and reading. It’s the little guy, the star of the show, who stands on letters that spell “READ”. This guy, for obvious reasons, is Reid’s favourite. Not surprisingly, since Reid doesn’t read, she is not troubled by the incorrect spelling of her name.
At one point, when the characters were encouraging the kids to associate sounds with a letter. I joined in saying the sound and was reprimanded promptly. “If your name was ‘Bookmark’, you could do this show but your name is Barbara. My name is “Read’.” Put in my place, I stayed quiet since my name definitely isn’t “Bookmark”.(I’ll have to speak with her about the use of “was” versus “were” in the conditional tense.)