Jake has been spending the afternoons in Jerry's office lately, largely because I do not want to leave him at home with the new nanny yet. While in the office, sometimes he would be approached by some colleagues for small talk. A colleague of mine narrated how her conversation with our 5yo Jake went. It was something like this:
A: Jake, can you spell "apple"?
Jake proceeds to write.
J: A a a "a". Ap ap ap "p". Apl apl apl "l".
A: (Looks at the "apl" that Jake wrote...) Oh, that's not a word. That's an acronym like BPI (Bank of Phil Islands), etc.
J: Eh how do you read this?
J: Ok, I won't spell na lang. I will draw an apple instead. :D
Jake (2nd from left) is here with friends and Fr. Manny during the preschool acquaintance party.