While attempting to salvage a reading lesson turned silly I grabbed our handy-dandy "Birds of Arizona" Field Guide book and intended to have son read a page on the bird of his choice. In this case: the male Northern Cardinal. Under Stan's Notes: it reads: "A familiar backyard bird. Look for the male feeding female during courtship. Male feeds young of the first brood by himself while female builds second nest." Readying himself, Son extends his pointer finger and begins reading aloud, " A familiar backyard bird. Look for the male feeding.....("Wait, let me accidentally skip a line while reading that will change the whole story and paint a different picture altogether", says his brain.....and then continues) himself while female builds second nest!" Let me double check, this is a bird book right? Was this written by Archie Bunker or what!!! Oh, the slips of childhood that undo me.
Kathy Adds: Daniel accidentally skipped the next line he was supposed to have read, and in doing so, it ended up sounding like the male bird fed himself while the female built the 2nd nest.