Banana dog

PerryBoy came to me early one morning for a snack.  I wasn’t ready to get up yet so I lay in bed and told him to make himself a “banana dog.”

“Just get a hot dog bun, put some peanut butter on it, and use a banana in the middle instead of a hot dog.  It’s just like a peanut butter banana sandwich!”

He started to complain that it was too hard, then he had an idea.  “I’m going to get some paper and write the recipe!”  As a homeschool mom, I loved the idea.   He has just begun learning to read.  He knows some of the letters and their sounds, and can sound out the very simplest 3 letter words if he focuses.  This was right at his level, and it was his idea.  Perfect.

I talked him through the ingredients and helped him sound out the words hot dog bun. I explained that people often write PB instead of peanut butter.  I told him how to spell banana and we laughed over the repetition of the letters.

He headed for the kitchen with a recipe in his hand and a spring in his step, then stopped.  He turned back to me with a look of consternation.

“But I can’t read!”


  1. Melanie E says:


  2. Alanna N. says:

    awwwwww…!!! Love it!

  3. Awesome! and just like a boy. :o)

  4. cute story!
    Have been wondering, but with all the heartache ya’ll have had recently, didn’t want to seem rude…but, did you ever say who won the toy giveway from a few weeks ago? I’ve looked every day but may have missed it. I wasn’t entered I was just curios.

    • Sarah,
      Thanks for the reminder. I think you’re right – I never did choose and announce the winner for that drawing. I’ll try to do it today.

  5. LOL – it was all going so well, until that minor detail cropped up 🙂

  6. Your PerryBoy is really quick and has a fabulous sense of humour!

  7. LOVE it! What a cutie!

  8. LOL! That’s adorable!

  9. Hehe-that’s a cute story!

  10. How cute! I will also have to try this banana dog with my boys and see what they think. It sounds good.

  11. My Boaz's Ruth says:

    I’m going to have to try this one with my son!

    (The banana sandwich, not the writing. He’s starting to read but no where close to writing yet!)

  12. That is so cute. 🙂 I love how children’s minds work.


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