some truths are hard to swallow
I couldn’t remember if it was embarass or embarrass. I’m a slow speller lately.
Gabe was sitting beside me watching as I tapped out a post because it had to do with him. He found what I was writing to be quite funny.
When I said outloud that I thought my spelling of embarrass could be wrong the ten year old looked at me funny.
As I so frequently do, I clicked my convenient little spell checker button and found that not only had I spelled embarrass wrong, but two other words also needed correcting.
Mom! You spell words wrong sometimes?
Of course. What, do you think I had memorized the entire dictionary or something?
His reply had a ring of disappointment in it. He shrugged and said, I just thought you had.
And so starts the growing pains that come with the discovery that sometimes your parents use that spell check button.
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