Every day is special for me because I have a granddaughter, but today, this morning, topped them all. And wow! Today my five-month-old grandbaby wrote to me –a private Facebook message, but I will share it with you. Xffr gut a cnn, lx÷
Yes, can you believe it? She wrote Xffr gut a cnn, lx÷
I admit that her mom opened Facebook for her and that the baby’s spelling is “invented spelling.” (Thanks, Kim, for not correcting her work and discouraging your daughter’s fine effort.) However, after years of reading “invented spelling” as a teacher, I feel that I correctly interpreted Xffr gut a cnn, lx÷ to mean something like, “Dear Grandmommy, My love for you can never be divided.”
How proud I am. She used a capital letter, a comma and a mathematical symbol, the division sign. Now, wasn’t that an interesting sentence?
Perhaps she will grow up to be a writer and a mathematician? The best of both worlds!
My granddaughter’s first written communication to me—what a great day!
Ah, the insane bliss of grandmotherhood!
Love from Marguerite Ferra, Cramer Hill grandmother