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Green Eggs and…BAM!


I walk into the room to hear Delightful reading to her father and Feisty.

I do not like green eggs and ham.  I do not like them, Sam-I-am…”

Did I mention she’s only 4?

I do not like them in a box.  I do not like them with a fox…”

I’m so proud of her.  She’s really getting the hang of this reading thing.

I do not like them….”

And then?


BAM?  I don’t remember that being in the story (although, to be fair, she did say it with gusto!).

I look at the page.  The book says “I do not like them ANYWHERE!”

I think for a moment.  How on earth did Delightful mistake the word “anywhere” for “bam?”

And then it dawns on me.

Someone has been reading action stories or comics to Delightful and she has picked up on the idea that action words like “BAM!” are always written in capital letters.   So she said the action word she knew best instead of reading what was on the page.

Note to self:  make sure to investigate what else big brother and sister are showing Delightful.


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