Yesterday I was working with Makiah on United States geography. She has a map section in each social studies unit. We were working on the East coast and a few midwest (everything east of the Mississippi river) states and capitals. I walked away to help Daniel with what he was doing on the computer, and this is what I hear coming from the living room:
Makiah: "Richmond, Charleston, Columbia, Tallahassee, Ralph, Jackson, Montegomery. . . ."
My ears perked up to the Ralph throw in the middle of the capitals. I finished up with Daniel, looked at Sam and his math and there she went again, eyes closed. . . .
"Montpelier, Concord, Boston, Ralph, Columbia, Dover. . . "
I abandoned the idea of heading to the kitchen to start lunch to see what in the world she was studying that involved Ralph, but before I got there it hit me, and I started to giggle. Raleigh. Raleigh, North Carolina. Instead of it being Ral-ee, she was saying it as Ralph. Well, she looked at me as if I had flipped a cog and I explained why I was laughing. She started laughing and looked at me and said,
"Mom, that is so decepting."
I decided to head for the kitchen, after I corrected her and told her it was deceiving. Then I went and had a nice little chuckle.
I agree with her, the English language is decepting. ~Wink~