(scene opens at cluttered table)
Me: (bent over stale coffee gritting teeth) Again, Delta. Makes the “N” sound? List or Note?
Delta: (wailing) But I don’t know!
Me: Delta. What starts with the letter “N”? List or Note?
Delta: I don’t know!
Me: (surrenders, picks up toddler, tucks under arm, heads for stairs) Well, I guess you’re too tired to do your work. Nap time.
Delta: NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!
Me: (stops) What letter does “No” start with?
Delta: THE LETTER N!
Me: (drops child) Is it the same sound as List or Note?
Me: (points to laptop) Go over there and push the right button so we can finish this level and move to the next one.