We were at church Sunday and Bitty was wired, running up and down the halls with the occasional screech. He's been really having a hard time at church lately, but that's another post.
I took him for a walk and he was finally starting to settle down but I sensed he was on edge and would soon take off running again so I tried to distract him with the paintings on the wall.
"Who is that a picture of?" "What are they doing in the picture?" etc.
He wasn't really interested but as we passed the bulletin board I tried again.
"What does that say?"
He shouted, "I KNOW DA SCWIPTURES ARE TRUE!!!"
So much for trying to distract him *quietly* (sigh).
"Ssshhhhh... not so loud, angel."
He looked at me and pointed to the exclamation point at the end of the phrase on the board as he patiently explained, "Dat means WOUD or excited."
Oh... the exclamation point means loud or excited... of course (smiling now and stifling a laugh). He's learned all about punctuation at school.
"How about if we try an excited whisper?"
He did his best excited "whisper" which was not really a whisper but wasn't an ear-piercing yell either.
"I know da scwiptures are TRUE!"
Note to self: next time you try to distract Bitty with reading something, make sure there are no exclamation marks in sight.