“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.