Spell me

This morning my son asked me to spell one of the character’s names from Cars.

Without hesitation, I replied:

M – A – T – T – E – R

“That’s not right dad! There’s only one ‘T’ in Mater.”

Then he went to his dry erase board on the fridge to show me:


“Yep,” I said, “that looks right Adam.” Inside I was thinking, ‘Jeez… I just figured he wanted to know. I didn’t think this was a quiz… or that I’d fail.’

Something’s not right when your three year old is correcting your spelling.

Give the gift of words.