Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Bee Prepared

Calculator is to manual math, as spellcheck is to mind-recalled spelling.

Necessary skill or no, technology will never suppress the attraction of the traditional spelling bee.
Reality TV reinforces the fact plenty of parents pursue their personal dreams and reactivate their youthful aspirations unattained via their progeny. While never consciously feeling the compulsion to instill cherished aspects of my childhood into Darren and Sarah, as a two-time first runner-up in my middle school spelling bee, I couldn't have been prouder to discover both He-Twin and She-Twin won their individual class bees, and would as a result represent their rooms in the schoolwide competition. An occasional opportunity for brotherly/sisterly competition and sibling support isn't such a bad thing either!

She spells...
He spells...
They're spellers at their core!
Color me P-R-O-U-D.
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6 comments:

Terra said...

that is fantastic! I love that they spell! YEAH!

Christina Tinglof said...

Congratulations! Boy, I'm jealous. I'm a terrible speller; my husband stinks, too, and are kids are right on our heels.

Meagan Halquist said...

Very impressive! Good job running off on them Momma :)

Barbara Manatee said...

congrats to them both! I remember loving classroom spelling competitions!!

Jeremi said...

VERY!!

i always enjoyed the spelling bees in our school each spring ......

: )

Cheryl Allen Salinas said...

What beautiful kids -- and smart too!