“Hey Mom- that sentence? That sentence there? That’s called a rebus sentence!”

We were reading before bed tonight and our book (A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever) starts out with a sentence with both words and a picture. When Scorch saw that he about lost his mind- tripping over himself to tell me what it’s called.

I had him repeat it a few times, not sure if I heard him correctly.  A ree-bus sentence? A what? I had never heard that a sentence like that has a name. So I smiled and nodded and congratulated him on his great memory.

Then the minute I got him in bed, I did what I always do when I need answers. I Googled- and damned if the kid isn’t right. A rebus is an allusional device that uses pictures to represent words or parts of words.   I had no idea!

Scorch knowing that totally makes up for last night when he seriously inquired what I was going to do to him if he didn’t pick up his toys like I asked so he could weigh the pros and cons of being punished vs cleaning up.


About Heather

I adore my family, writing, books, cats, lazy mornings in bed, and chocolate. I'll never say no to breakfast for dinner, long talks with friends and lazy summer days at the pool with family. My life is often crazy, always awesome and one I'm so happy to be living! My side hustle is editing and proofing work. Find out more at

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