Flora is fascinated by spelling out words. A piece of paper, a marker, and a willing adult, and she goes to town.

“How do you spell dog?”
“How do you spell cat?”
“How do you spell Nonna/Bella/Pap-pap/Tadone?”
“How do you spell May I please?”

On her own, she can spell her name, Kate’s name, and Mom and Dad. She puts these words on almost all of her school paper work. Also: Boo.

Yesterday, she asked about another word. And she’s putting that on a bunch of papers now, too.

The word? Love.

I think we’re doing a pretty good job.