When I was in MO, Addie followed me around wanting to know how to spell every word she could think of. For a lot of the words, like “Barbie”, she would go find something that had the word on it, then copy the word. But, for those words she couldn’t find easily already written, she’d ask me how to spell it. Sandwich, sushi, Speck, wedding . . whatever crossed her mind.
We went to the store one day after school to get some popcorn. We looked at all the types that were available and together, we decided on Orville Redenbacher’s Movie Time Popcorn.
Addie grabbed her little pad and, in her wobbly kindergarten writing, wrote “Orville”. She said “Look, Granny! I wrote “Movie Time.” I looked at it and said “Your writing is very good but you wrote “Orville”. She was determined that she had written Movie Time.
I figured it didn’t really matter. She is not going to continue through life thinking “Orville” spells “Movie Time” so I let it go . . moved on to the next word she wanted to write.