As far as I can tell, children learn to spell/read/write three letter words first. Usual suspects are things like C-A-T or D-O-G or maybe G-O-D. But not for us…
Getting out of the car (also three letters) to go for lunch at the Coffee Traders
Daughter pointing to sign: Mom, I know those letters.
Me: You do? What are they?
Daughter: B…A…R What does that spell, Mom?
Me: It is spells “bar”
Later that evening
Daughter gives paper to her dad: Look what can I spell, Daddy?
What do you say to this? We suggested other uses for the word bar like candy bar. But as my boss said, BAR in large easy to read lettering is a very common sign in Montana.