IS STUPID. Seriously! Who knows what that picture is! WE HAVE NO IDEA. Today we were trying to figure out the begnning and ending sound of a word, three letters, middle letter E, with a picture of... a paint brush? In a puddle of paint? Ten minutes later Phillip shouted, "RED! It's a black and white copy! RED! RED!"
Then there was a picture of a diamond. Blank E BLANK. Gem, right? It's gem. What kindergartner knows the word gem? GEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS IS NOT ON ANYMORE.
Jack said, "I think it's JEWEL," and then Phillip says, "no, I think it's GEM. JEWEL has too many letters."
So then Jack asks, "How do you spell JEWEL?"
Phillip says, "J - E - W - L."
And I say, from the kitchen where I am bent over a sink full of dirty dishes, wiping the sweat from my brow, realizing that not only must I cook the meals and do the dishes I must also be responsible for ALL THE SPELLING: "OH. MY. GAWD. PHILLIP CHEUNG. J-E-W-E-L."
"Oh right," Phillip says.
"How come you don't know how to spell JEWEL," Jack asks. "You must not be a grown up."
I KNOW, JACK. I KNOW.
Oh, as I'm typing this, Jack, who is still doing his homework, comes over to me shouting, "THIS DOESN'T MAKE SEEEEEEENSE!!!"
I look over it and say, "I don't understand. Everything's right. You did a good job."
He goes, "But WHY do I have to do six plus one so many TIMES when I already KNOW IT?"