“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 am the lucky mom to two kids. Scorch is my baseball obsessed 9 year old son and Bean is my crazy, loving 7 year old little girl. I'm happily married to the Hubs. We live in the middle of nowhere with two cats and one certifiably crazy dog.

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