Word Play

There’s a small playing area in the waiting room of Boo’s social skills group and among the toys scattered about is a magnetic board with plastic letters.

The other week, Boo went over to the board and started playing with the letters .

I didn’t think too much of this, and then after about 2 or 3 minutes (I swear, it was a very, very short amount of time) he called me over. “Mommy, look at what I wrote,” he said, pointing to the board.


Talk about a kick to the heart. This is at a social skills group and my kid is spelling out “PleasE bE Kind kids” on the magnetic board. I nearly fell over. (For the record, I don’t think the kids are unkind in the group. I think he was merely reiterating the rules of the group.) But wait – he wasn’t done. He tossed “PleasE bE Kind” to the floor and within a minute or two (I swear, a minute or two) produced this:


Followed immediately by this:



I was – and still am – at a loss for words.

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