In case you haven’t noticed (because spell check and John usually see these posts before you do) I am, have always been, and likely always will be, a terrible speller.
In new spelling lows, I have successfully taught my phone how to spell tomorrow incorrectly. That’s right, my phone now auto completes to a misspelled word. I am also learning Portuguese on Duolingo.com (Are you learning a language on Duolingo too? Lets be friends!) and I get lots of answers wrong because they are misspelled – in English. It seems the program will give you a break if you spell a word wrong in the language you are learning but it expects you to know your native tongue.
I mention this not look for sympathy or advice but simply because I’d like you all to believe me when I say I’m a terrible speller. Because, unfortunately for us all, my kids do not.
Kid -“Hey Mom! How do you spell tomorrow?”
Me- “I don’t know, just try it.”
Kid- “No, just tell me how to spell it!”
Me- “I don’t know! With a “T”. ”
Kid- ” ARGGHHH! Why are you being so mean!!!”
Me- “I’m not. I just don’t know how to spell it. You’ll have to figure it out.”
Kid- “Yes you doooo, you are just being meeaaannn.”
Me- *throws arms up in exasperation and leaves the room*
Sadly, since they don’t believe me, they don’t stop asking and “How do you spell…” is fast becoming one of my new dreaded phrases. Even Jane is in on it now. Just the other day she asked, “Mom, how do you spell “how to regret your salmon?”.
And, in the worst news of all, not only was I unsure how to spell that, I couldn’t even figure out why she wanted to know.