Monday, December 10, 2007

The Joy of Rhyming

Eli is learning how to rhyme in preschool. I love it. His favorite rhyme is, "Stirry, HURRY!"

We haven't really told him that the words he rhymes need to be real words - we'll crush his self esteem when he's a little older.

I did however think it would be hilarious to teach him this little trick from one of my favorite movies...

Hey Eli, when I say "No more rhymes now, I mean it!" you say, "Anybody want a peanut?"

I took a few iterations before he got it. The problem was that I created a monster... Now he wanders around the house asking if anyone wants a pickle, candy bar, etc. not realizing that the joke requires a word that rhymes with "mean it".

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