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Buddy and I went to Doc’s kindergarten parent/teacher conference a few days ago. His teacher gave us all the usual test results of all the things a boy his age should know and he’s coming along fine. Which is good because when he came here last spring his speech development was way below normal and we’ve been working hard to get him up to par.

She showed us a list of words that she tested him on for his visual word recognition. Words like ‘car’ and ‘yes’ and ‘stop’. She told us that when he got to the word MOM he said “octopus”. She had no idea why.

Neither do we.