Or, "How Reading Lessons Proceed at Our House."
Yesterday during bathtime, Ramona pondered the baby soap bottle. She looked at me and said, "Happy Soap."
I glanced at the bottle and said, "Oh, well, yes, I guess it is happy. The teddy bear on the label looks pretty happy, doesn't he?"
She said, "No." And, pointing to the words on the label, she said, "Ha-a-a-ppy. Right?"
I looked at it. Hypoallergenic, it said.
"Oh! Yes!" I said to Ramona, excited to see what was at play. "I can see why you thought that word was 'happy.' Look -- here's the h and an a and there's a p and a y. Those letters are all in 'happy', which is h-a-p-p-y. Happy."