But vocabulary may be our next area of focus.
While working in his spelling book today, he was to choose a spelling word from his list to correctly correspond with this definition: It has a shell on the outside.
The spelling words were:
The choice is obvious to you and I, but Brother struggled with it and insisted no word from that list fit. I told him to skip that one and go the next question.
Further down the line, the definition was: It means the opposite of bottom.
And Brother wrote "nut".
This is where I sat down to try and figure out his line of reasoning, and I asked him, "Nut is the opposite of bottom?"
"Yeah, Mom," he said, looking kind of sheepish. "You know...like around a penis."
HEL-LO!! My boy is equating "nut" with "testicle". No wonder he didn't understand the whole "shell on the outside" term.
I am SO not ready for this.