Grant enjoys playing Scrabble. He and my mom play all the time and a few weeks ago he was playing with his brothers while we were camping.
|Grant played a game with himself. I am pretty impressed.
I figure that LAEN must be some kind of a dinosaur.
Scene: Around the picnic table. The boys are all contemplating Grant’s letters. (Come on, he’s 8. sometimes he needs a bit of guidance from the teenagers.) He has S, F, D, U, C, K and another letter. (I forget which one. It’s not important.)
Grant: (Arranging different combinations of words that end in UCK) “I can do DUCK. Or SUCK. I can’t do this one though.”
Conner: “That’s right. That one’s a bad word.”
Grant: “I know that.” He plays around with the letters for a few moments. “It is a real word though… I see it written in bathrooms all the time.”