Last evening on our way to a family night at the girls school we stopped at a stoplight. Bright One began to sound out the large letters on the billboard out her window.
Bright One "aaa ttt Oooo"
Me - " "au' says 'ahh' "
Bright one " Aaahhh t t t ooooo, Auto? Mama? is it Auto?"
Me - "yes love it is Auto"
Bright One - " zzzzzzz aaaa nnnnn, auto zaan?"
Me - " No there is an e on the end so the O says it's name"
Bright One " OH! yes "zzzOOOnneee, Auto Zone? What is that?"
** Cue Light Change***
Bright One "ppppIZZA!" ( just catching the p in parts as we are pulling away )
Me (answering the earlier question) " They sell parts..."
Bright One - "PIZZA PARTS!"
Me - " Ummm No, Car parts."
Bright One - " Mom it didn't say car parts.'"
So I went on the explain that auto is short for automobile which is car. And that there would be no pizza involved at all. She was very perplexed. Her father and I worked very hard to not bust out in laughter.
What an amazing blessing! The gift of Laughter and Joy in a little one's new found skills.
Count your little gifts today and be aware!