Pearl was casting around for something spelling-related to do for her homework. Apparently she’s finished her “list” so she was asking for something to doooo.
I pointed her to my dictionary shelf, and said, “Find some interesting words and write about them, or write a story using them. Better still, look in the Dictionary of Etymology and look up word histories. It’ll be like the Word Hunter series you like so much.”
She liked that idea, and sat down for a fair while with my dictionary and a piece of paper. Later I looked to see what words she had chosen.
The first one was “etymology“.
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