Monday, January 2, 2012


I have a confession.
You may well be blown away to read about this sensational betrayal of your trust, however, the time has come.
I must reveal that my son's christian name is not actually Magoo.
Heartbreaking, isn't it?
I'm sorry. Truly.

In fact, it doesn't even start with 'M', but 'H'.
As Magoo has so cleverly cottoned on to lately.

The boy can recognise his name around the place (see, those bulk order label stickers were good for something) but he is particularly fond of the first letter.
Like, ridiculously besotted with 'H'.

As with any newly acquired skill, Magoo's 'H recognition' is in overdrive.
Magoo can spot an 'H' at considerable distance.
He can see 'H' all through books, newspapers, catalogues, signage...

He is typing H over and over into his various kid technology and his Thomas laptop.
He is scrawling H H H all over his blackboard and etch-a-sketch.

(Fellow early years teachers - I know, I know, I know.
The capital form. H not h. I didn't teach it. It's what he has picked up.
I am doing my best to teach the remaining five letters of his moniker in lower case. I am, honestly.
Capital letters (and letter names)are the first grade teachers mortal enemy. I knooooow.
Hey, you should hear him pronounce it in an American accent like his computer too.)

Recently, Magoo and Hubby were out helping a friend with some 'man's work' when they emailed me this pic.
Would you have a look at that face??
(But not at the lollipop Daddy has given him!!)

I'm waiting for the fallout when Magoo realises that other children also have names beginning with his beloved 'H' and he does not have a monopoly on one of the 26 letters in our alphabet. (You know, being an only child and all that!)

I'm also waiting to find his name penned lovingly on all manner of household treasure.
After giggling at a friend's daughter's handiwork last year (her newly mastered name scribbled so cutely on any and every surface - in texta) I will have my day in the sun soapy water soon, I'm sure.

Shar :-)  
(Starts with ssssslippery sssssnake, but doesn't make that sound.
And, yes, that is my real name!)

Don't even get me started on the joys of number recognition.
Now that Master Magoo is the ripe old age of three, he refuses to wear anything that bears the markings of a size 2, telling me that "ackchly that sez for tooooo yolds".


Me 'N My Monkeys said...

Its so cute when they get excited about the small things.

My little guy has just learnt how to spell his name. So we are seeing alot of J around the place. hehe

Loving the pic, he sure is a cutie. x

Teresa said...

God, I laughed at this, Shar! I can completely relate! We are going through exactly the same thing with the letter "A" with Amelie who thinks "A" = "Amelie" but also thinks "4" is the letter "A". There was much excitement in the house when the letter "A" was the "letter of the day" on seaseme street.

Love it!

Karla {Ironmum Karla} said...

Oh so proud! My daughter has something with H 's and it isn't even in her name but she still forces it in there! So funny to watch the process , as long as its not on your prized furniture!!!

Thea said...

Hehe, seriously, soooooooo cute!
I love that photo with the 'H'.
Now I'm thinking....
But you did say 5 other letters right. Intrigued.....

This post is just gorgeous.

Coal Valley View said...

I'm guessing Hugo or Hugh or Hudson?? Whatever his real name the Magoo is very Handsome!!

Toni said...

Ah yes. I had Ks all over everything for a while. The Princess STILL gets excited when she spots 'her' name being used someplace else, and she's about to turn 7!

Kate Sins said...

What a little cutie! These milestones are so much more fun than the big ones.

My chatterbox is biiiig into number recognition. Despite turning 3 in a couple of weeks, he really, desperately wants to be 7 because 7 is still the favourite number...

Mama of 2 boys said...

Oh this is beautiful, we are totally in that phase too! Angus will pick the letter 'A' out in the most unlikely places. He made me stop at a Telstra phone booth the other day, he had seen an 'A' on the phone as we walked by. I think it's very cute.
And I am loving that pic of Magoo with his big white H, now that is priceless :o) xo

Peggy said...

Oh Master H is ADORABLE! Love the photo, look at his little face, so chuffed!

Posie Patchwork said...

Gorgeous, i hope his H name with 6 letters is the same as my nephew, love Posie