The Letter of The Day: Still L

Posted on October 12, 2010

Mr3 has always been fond of the letter L. He doesn’t know much about it, beyond the fact that it is the first letter in his name and the first letter of the word ‘lawnmower’. Two of his favourite things covered off by one handy letter. What’s not to love?

He is an enthusiastic participant in Fam Fibro’s regular games of ‘I Spy’, despite displaying singular disinterest in the other 25 letters of the alphabet. We tried again on Sunday. Mr6 went first, his ‘P’ standing not for ‘post’ but for ‘pole’. Then it was Mr3’s turn.

Mr3: “I spy with my little eye something beginning with…. L”

The rest of us: “Lawnmower!” (Note: this is always the right answer, whether there is a lawnmower within 500km or not.)

Mr3: “No!” The triumph was clear in his voice.

TROU: “Um. No? Are you sure?”

Mr3: “It’s definitely not Lawnmower.”

TROU: “Hmmm. Lights? Lawn? Ladder?”

Mr3 (huge grin): “No! No! No!”

The Builder: “Give us a clue.”

Mr3: “It’s yellow and it has spots.”

TROU (looking at each other, bewildered): “Um.”

TB: “I know! Leopard.”

Mr6: “There are no leopards on this road. There are no leopards in Australia, except in zoos.”

Mr3: “It’s not leopard, anyway.”


TB: “What is it then? What, other than a leopard, starts with L, is yellow and has spots.”

Mr3: “A fence! AH-HA-HA! I was just joking you.”

Just when you think you’ve got them all figured out…

{image: funnyoldplanet.com}


  1. AJ

    Kids have SUCH a different perspective of the world; there’s so much entertainment and simple joy in seeing through their eyes.

  2. Cate

    with my little sister it was always ‘tree’ – regardless of the letter she gave us…always tree (not sure why??) 🙂

  3. MultipleMum

    Doo Dah does the same thing! Little pubes 🙂

  4. Maxabella

    Oh, he’s good, that boy. He’ll go far! x

  5. Bodciousboomer

    Cute story young one.

  6. alliecat

    Yep, don’t mess with the 3 year old, they’ll get you every time!

  7. Bronnie and family

    Hahaha, love those family moments. My kids used to cheat with I Spy too!

  8. Lucy

    Oh my, that is adorable! Cheeky little tacker.

    I am impressed. We are are all still at the “I spy, with my little eye, something beiginning with……pink/blue/red” (delete as applicable, dependant on child.)

  9. Anonymous

    And it just so happens that it is Letter L Day this week on Sesame Street online!

    My 2yo hasn’t stopped marvelling at the golden arches since letter M day a couple months ago – *sigh*

  10. allison tait

    @Clairey H – LOL. That’s a definite keeper. A certain level of genius in that.

  11. ClaireyH

    Popps is four and wrote me a letter the other day that said,

    I M L R F N

    Then said, read it to me. Mmm, this is just letters I said, no, she replies, I wrote, I am laughing.

    Loved it. Straight to the special for keeps folder.

  12. Toni

    Laughing. Lots!

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