Nanna and The Boy are playing Hangman.
It is a "new" game for The Boy, one that we have been practising for a while to improve his interest in spelling (which he is extremely gifted at but refuses to do), in much the same way we used to play noughts and crosses to improve his fine motor skills and his problem solving ability.
The Boy draws four lines next to each other, and the game begins. Nanna makes the classic move of guessing the vowels first.
"A?" she asks. A shake of the head, and a line is drawn by The Boy.
"E?". Again she is incorrect, and he makes another mark.
"I?". He reaches for his pen to draw more lines.
"O?" He nods ascent, and puts the 'O' in; _ O _ _.
Nanna starts with consonants, starting with "B". The Boy shakes his head. "C?" A nod, and he amends the word.
C O C _.
"Now Nanna," he says, "the last letter sounds a lot like two of the other ones, but it is different. Can you guess?"
In the background, I am trying extremely hard not to laugh. Nanna says she doesn't know what the word is. The Boy announces loudly "It's COCK Nanna, COCK. See? I'll write it for you!"
I am rolling on the floor. I squeak up "yes, a cock is like a chicken isn't it?"
A squawk of laughter comes from The Boy, who it appears is very aware of what a cock is "No Mummy. A cock is like a penis." He is rolling on the floor laughing, whilst a red faced Nanna excuses herself.
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