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Lauren barely qualified for the school's Spelling Bee last week (i.e., did less poorly than the other 5th graders in her class). She's out of the running now, but even so I was really surprised. My husband keeps saying, "She's a good speller," but actually no: she does well on spelling tests, but then the word immediately falls out of her brain when the test is over! And worse, she does not suspect that she's misspelling words, so she doesn't go the extra mile to verify. I fear she might instead be afflicted with my Dad's spelling, which includes (as an adult!) "holliday." Seriously.
Lauren made a commemorative poster for Christopher last June following the Balloon Funeral for "Bob" the dead balloon (I know I posted about this, because it was one of the most WTF events ever. Christopher was in tears over a balloon for heaven's sake). The poster features bits of Bob (his "face"), and notes that it was "akxedently poped" by HalfshellHusband. I mentioned this to him:
HalfshellHusband: Yeah, I popped it. They really blame me for that.
Me: No, apparently you Poped it instead. And I'd like to know how that was possible!