Last night after reading the kids a few books, we tackled Mary Clare's sight words again. The past two weeks of illnesses set us back a bit, so I was dead set on Mary Clare completing her black turtle sight words this week. (Brown turtle, we're coming for you.)
Of course, Charlie was more than ready to assist.
Having worked on the black turtle words for awhile now, Mary Clare was much more proficient and only stumbled on a few. To his credit, Charlie did not seem upset about not getting to screech "wrong!" and dramatically throw the flash card onto the "additional review required" pile. In fact, dare I say it, he was rather encouraging. He was so sweet, nodding his head and smiling when she got it right.
As Mary Clare battled over "soon," Charlie encouraged her, "Mary Cware, you have to sound it out. Go on, sound it out!"
At this point, I lost it. I started shaking with laughter, which only encouraged Charlie to ham it up even more. Mary Clare, ever intent on wrapping up these blasted black turtle words just said, "Mom, when you laugh like that, it is really distracting."
She's trying to learn here, people. Shape up.