David: Mom, how do you spell APPREKATE?
Me: What? What does that mean?
David: You know, like when you're really happy about something someone's done.
Me: You mean APPRECIATE?
David: Yeah, that's it.
Once upon a time, I informed my parents that an event was being held at a PresBYTErian church. They spent about ten minutes laughing until they could explain the correct pronunciation of the word. I guess it runs in the family.
But I'm sure you're also wondering why David wanted to spell "appreciate"....
Here is what he wrote in the thank you note to his Sunday School teacher:
Dear Ms. K,
I've had a great time being in your Sunday School class.
It is fun to read the magazines that we learn from.
I learned that it's best to stay away from friends most of the time during class.
Thank you for letting me be in your class. I appreciate it very much.
Yep, a whole year of religious school....