FFYF: The Boy Can Spell Edition

Scene: our house. Adults upstairs, Captain Earthquake in the basement at the computer.

Captain Earthquake: Dad??? I need to spell baking soda.

Hubby: b-a-k-i-n-g…

CE: what? wait!! b….a….what??

H: k…

CE: k

H: i….

CE: (mutters) where’s i? oh! I!!!

H: n

CE: n!

H: g

CE: g!

H: space

CE: space!!

H: s…o…

CE: s…o….

H: d…a….

CE: d…a… Okay, got it! Now I need to make it baking soda bomb!

H: okay. Bomb is b…o…

CE: Oh, I KNOW how to spell bomb!!!

Aaaand scene.

Welcome to the October 1, 2010 edition of fun for your friday. Madeleine Begun Kane presents Suitable Verse posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.

Aviva Jorstad presents Online Dating Profiles of our 7 Favorite Unhuggables posted at DISH Network News.

Rusty Bernard presents Chapters One and Two posted at PELAgullian, saying, “This is an ongoing story that includes, among many other issues, the oil spill in the Gulf.”

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Infamous Limerick posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.

Earnest Parenting: help for parents of children who can spell.

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7 Responses to “FFYF: The Boy Can Spell Edition”

  1. Benjamin says:

    I don’t even know where to go with this one…

    Kids say the darnedest things?

    And with the ‘b’ at the end I figured ‘bomb’ would be harder to spell than ‘baking’, or ‘soda’.

    My little girl is only 6 months… I have much to look forward to… 🙂

    keep smiling,


    • Amy LeForge says:

      Benjamin that’s why we laughed so hard. He could have sounded out the others. He did spell it correctly…when I walked downstairs he was reaping the results of the YouTube search he’d just performed. And no, I didn’t know he knew how to do THAT either. We told him not to search YouTube unsupervised anymore, and I’m going to get a better internet guard on that machine.

  2. I’m intrigued – what is the next part of the story?

    Did he go on to make the bomb?


    • Amy LeForge says:

      Andrew he’d actually already been making bombs with his brothers. They were filling soda bottles with water and soap, then shaking them really hard to see the soap bubble over. From there they moved into the vinegar and baking soda mixtures….shake and throw. The whole thing started with videos from an approved science web site and the resulting inspiration to experiment.

      On YouTube he found videos of other people making baking soda bombs. Turns out if you use a 2 liter bottle and really shake it well, you can throw it and get a huge bang. There’s baking soda all over my driveway and they’re about half way through the 2 pound box of soda I’d purchased last summer. Thankfully, those are cheap ingredients and it’s at least keeping them busy outside of school time.

  3. Lisa says:

    How funny! Did you make the bomb? We have tried many experiments in my home with household items for science class — it’s always an adventure, and a mess!!

    • Amy LeForge says:

      Lisa we’ve had bombs galore around here and there’s baking soda everywhere. I figure what they get on their clothes will just help with laundry. They’re having a blast (pun intended) and today when I said that molecules were more active with heat and therefore more explosive, everyone knew what I was talking about. I also got to work in a phrase about “rate of chemical reaction” and “increases with activity” without anyone blinking. I love it when they’re learning stuff on their own!

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