UPDATE: I have learned a bit more about Bud's spelling. Apparently, I misremembered the word--it was "foowad" not "fuwad." He wanted to add "woof" to "wad" and forgot that in Scrabble you can't go backwards and forwards like you do in word searches. So, really, not so very odd. But it has led to more chuckles over here. Especially after the kids suggested to Mama during our game yesterday that she should add an "oo" to "lord," for "Oolord." Who knew Scrabble could be so funny?
Power and internet (which we lost about three hours ago) have just come back up. In the meantime, we played a rousing game of Scrabble, among other things. Bud played "sex"--after asking if that was a word!!--and I changed it into sextant. Sis later played "sin." No comment. Lest we become to vain about their academics, Bud tried to play the word "fuwad." We laughed about that til I cried, especially after we said we could call him "fuwad" and her "Dodo," to combat the proverbial evil eye of course (see bit above about parental academic snobbishness). But, in his defense, Bud figured out 23 x 3 in his head when he was totaling up the family score.
Then, upon my announcement that Sis sold 334 boxes of cookies, Sis's teacher suggested that I ask her to explain how the 3s had more value than the 4. "They're hundreds and tens," she answered without missing a beat.
Yeah, no pride at all.