C and I are reading a book together. It happens to be a reader from when the older kids learned to read, so there is a list of unfamiliar words at the bottom of each page. This story is about seeing a crab at the beach.
C: Why is the word "ow" on the bottom of the page?
Me: Each page has new or unusual words at the bottom.
C: "Ow" is an unusual word?
Me: Yes, it's not the kind of word you read every day.
She reaches up and yanks my hair. "OW!' we say in unison.
Why did I not see this coming?