“ocean on the egg”

Bella has a lot of trouble with the “l” sound. Not unusual for her age, I know. But it does make for some funny sounding constructions. Most of the time I don’t even notice anymore, I fill in the missing “l” much as I fill in the missing “r” which is dropped by so many people here in Massachusetts. At other times I’m left scratching my head while Bella drops to the floor in frustration.

And then there are the times when I’m just about dropped to the floor with laughter. The funniest one has got to be when as part of her post-bath pre-bedtime ritual she asks for Dom to put lotion on her legs: “ocean on the egg” she says. Indeed.

2 Responses to “ocean on the egg”

  1. Literacy-chic May 31, 2008 at 3:25 am #

    Thanks for this review, Melanie.  I have to confess that I am intrigued by the second one.  I have reposted your review of it to my books blog.  Let’s just say I am professionally interested!!  smile

  2. Melanie Bettinelli May 31, 2008 at 6:32 am #

    I rather thought you would be. Occurred to me as
    I got to the end of my review and found myself typing the words “literacy narrative”… Now I wonder where that phrase came from? smile

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