Words Are Hard

She's learning to spell so we're starting with the hard stuff

She wants to play school all the time. She was the teacher at first, but now she wants me to teach the class. Her class has all kinds of strange rules that I have a terrible time following. I always get in trouble when I’m the teacher. I figured out the best trick though: Challenge the perfectionist. When I give her something hard to work on, something I tell her she will struggle with, something I say “You need to go slow, think a lot, and it’s okay to mess up,” she focuses so hard on the challenge that she forgets to get mad at me for not setting up the dolls and desks just right. And in the process, she learns when to use lose and loose. Or you’re and your. We both win.

Author: Casey

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