It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day

pirate-flagAhoy Matey! To the great joy of my 7 year old grandson, today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Not only does he get to say Arrrrggh as much as he likes, his school lets him dress the part.

What an excellent excuse to be goofy and have fun playing with your kids. Go for it! Wear eye patches and wild hats, tape a line on the floor and practice walking the plank, build a fort or ship to sail in, read or watch Peter Pan… Get more ideas and have a laugh at this link.

The “therapist” in me got to thinking that this is also a good time to work on my 4 year old granddaughter’s speech issues. Since R is a difficult letter for her to pronounce, saying Arrrrggh and “shiver me timbers!” over and over is good therapy for her. As my first mate says, “she’ll never know what’s up” and she’ll have a blast. And he was absolutely right.

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