Several months ago, J mastered the alphabet and recently he has been obsessed with spelling words and writing letters. One of his favorite games (which he invented) is to make up nonsense words and ask me and Taro how to spell them. Somehow this activity evolved into a kind of faux spelling bee, wherein the spellers all get wrapped up asking the "judge" what the definition of the word is, or to please use it in a sentence. This usually ends in sidesplitting laughter as each gibberish word out-performs the last with hilarious meanings and usages. For example, this morning J asked Taro to spell the word, "Torkenslaggo". Then Taro asked for a definition. J replied that the meaning was simply Torkenslaggo. Still formulating his approach to the spelling, Taro asked if someone could use it in a sentence. Before I could even think, I answered, "She was so excited about her new Torkenslaggo that she broke out in a rash!" We then proceeded to fall on top of ourselves with giggles.