Making great use of our Hurricane Irene entrapment

My wife spent a portion of our Hurricane Irene morning teaching Clara to type.

Apparently she has been learning that letters in combination amount to words as well.  In addition to identifying the spelling of her name, she also identified the spelling on Mommy and Daddy off camera.  

These are highly phonetic words, so it’s not as if she is actually spelling them.  But she is recognizing letter-sound relationships, which is great. 

I have many memories from Hurricane Irene, including:

1. The gym being closed.
2. McDonald’s being closed.
3. Missing my chance to play golf in the hurricane because of highway closures.
4. Teaching Clara to catch hurricane rain on her tongue.
5. Our storm damage.

But watching Clara type on an actual keyboard for the first time will probably be my most memorable.