Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Not even six and I’m in trouble

My HipstaPrint 0 My Utah bloggy pal Laurel left the following comment on my "Knackered & Angry Birds" post: “I tried angry birds the other day. I couldn't do it. Frustrated me. The kids seem to be able to do it. Kinda drives me crazy how those younger than us know more about that kinda stuff than we do.”

Her comment immediately made me think of a conversation Maisie and I had in the car last Thursday morning on the way to school. 

Maisie:  “Mama is d-i-r-i-g-i-b-l-e the way to spell dirigible?”

Me:  “Ummmm…You know I’m not 100% sure but if you ask Miss. Lisa I’ll bet that she’ll look it up in the dictionary with you.”  (Yeah, nice pass-off on my part while thinking oh-cr@p, not only is the girl’s math beyond mine but now so is her spelling.)

Maisie:  “I think it’s d-i-r-i-g-i-b-l-e because even though it sounds like a ‘j’ it’s a ‘g’.”

Me:  “You’re right, it is a ‘g’ but I’m not sure if it’s ‘ible’ or ‘able’ on the end.”  Then to get her mind off the fact that I wasn’t 100% sure of the spelling I asked,  “Maisie, do you know what a dirigible is?”

Maisie:  (exasperated) “A blimp Mama, I saw one the other day.”

Once again, she told me.  I did look up the word and I’ll be damned, the girl was 100% correct in her spelling.

If you haven’t checked out my Secret Recipe Club post from Monday for Welsh Cakes, you’re missing out.  Look at how much Maisie loved them.IMG_0049eFrom start to finish you could be eating these wonderful treats in less than 30 minutes and I know that you want something tasty so click on the picture and check out the recipe…they’re really delicious and I hear them calling your name…

Other recent recipes posted on Cook Lisa Cook include: Mango Lassi, Stir-Fried Asparagus with Water Chestnuts, Ginger & Cashews, Curried Roast Chicken Pieces with Spicy Sweet Potato & Carrots, Grilled Corn & Bacon Pudding, Oriental Chicken Salad, Potato Salad with Bacon, Coffee Crusted Steak, Home Style Chicken Curry, Watermelon FrostyMango Gazpacho, Toll House Double Stuff Oreo Brownies, Long Beans with Walnuts, Blacksmith Pizza, Rhubarb Crisp, Laksa, Math Book No Bake Cookies, Aloo Gobi, Mint Lassi, Red Curry Chicken, Lamb Curry, Grilled Corn, Avocado & Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing, Baked Egg Cups Two Ways, Thai Peanut Salad, Holy Guacamole, Cantaloupe Agua Fresca, Wallaby Darned, Piggy-Out Cookies, Wicked Good New England Lobster Roll, Long Beans with Garlic, Super Simple Summer Shrimp Salsa Salad, Grandma’s Teriyaki Steak, Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho, Red Chinese Long Beans with Peppers & Red Curry, 24-Layer Crêpe Cake Fig & Watermelon Salad, Grilled Chèvre & Fig Panini, Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad, Grilled Prawns, Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon, Kicked Up Piggy-Out Cookies, Pesto Pita Pizza, Cilantro Lime Chicken, Nutella Crêpes, Mango, Lime & Chile Spiced Ice Box Pie, Roast Beef & Garlic Herb Cheese Sandwich, Layered Crespelle with Bolognese, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil, Jamaican Jerk Meat Pies, Nutella No Bake Cookies and Velvety Mac & Cheese.



  1. Not only would I be clueless on that spelling, I hadn't the foggiest idea of what it meant. Sounded like math term to me. That Maisie is one smart little cookie. Wow!

  2. Like Colleen, not only didn't I know how to spell it, I didn't have a clue what it meant either. Oh man....we're in big trouble! Did you know what dirigible meant?

  3. Good grief - I had no idea what that word even meant! LOL!

  4. Wow - I didn't know that word! Maybe Maisie needs to come home school Rachel for me. What a smart girl!


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