I shuffled through a few papers to get The Boy’s puzzle selections for the morning. He spotted the drawing of a pineapple right away.
“I see a pineapple!” he exclaimed.
“Do you want to do the pineapple?” I asked.
“No, I want to pick one. I just saw it there. That’s all.”
I quickly fanned out folded three sheets. He studied them carefully, the looked up at me, dismayed.
“I don’t see the pineapple,” he said.
I reached over to grab the puzzle he spotted just seconds before and placed it on top of his choices.
“Oh, I want to do the pineapple one!”
When we sounded out the word together so that he could fill in the missing letters, I told him it was the same letter twice, but only making one sound.
And I was happy to see that he remembered that when he finished the puzzle after school.