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In the car on the way home from the grocery store this evening, Mr. Kluges started a conversation with me...
K: So, what should we do tonight once the kids are in bed?
Me: Well, I've got a couple of movies from the library, or we could play Scrabble or something.
Pumpkin: What's Scrabble?
M: It's a spelling game.
P: Oh, like Princess Presto? I want to play, too!
M: No, honey, it's more like a board game, like Candyland.
P: But I wanna play!
M: Honey, I think you need to wait until you can spell a little bit better before you can play.
P: I can spell!
K: What words do you know how to spell, honey?
P: [spells her first name]
M: That's great; what else can you spell?
K: I know you can spell another word. You were spelling it this morning.
K: That's right...
P: (interrupting) B-O-O!
K: I bet you might be able to spell this one - it's pretty easy. How do you spell "dad?"
P: (thinking) D... O-O!
Poor Mr. Kluges! At least it wasn't "D-O-G-G-Y-D-O-O!"