The letter V.

When you write about your life on a blog for eight years, the stories start piling up. Some are bad, some are good, and some are just there to save you from a hard letter during the A to Z Writing Challenge. I already wrote about the difficulty of the letter V.

The letter V.

Originally posted February 9, 2011. Emma would have been a 4-year-old preschooler and Kate would have been about 18 months.

Emma has show and tell on Friday. This week’s theme is “something that starts with a V.”

Could there be a harder letter? X, maybe? I sent a group text to my immediate family for help. This is what they replied with:



Victoria’s Secret catalog

Heidi’s Vase – Heidi is my parent’s dead dog sitting in an urn, not a vase. Nice try.




Victoria, Posh Spice doll





Just bring something purple and call it violet.

Voluptuous breasts in a magazine



Her Aunt Jessica – her Valentine.


Vicks Vapor Rub

I can’t send Emma to school with a Victoria’s Secret catalog or my parent’s dead dog’s ashes. I’m going to go with my brother’s suggestion and have her bring “something purple and call it violet.”

10 thoughts on “The letter V.

  1. But vodka would have made a great blog post. Actually, a lot of those would. Surprised no one said velociraptor. Problem solved next time. You’re welcome.


  2. I’m really cracking up at this. I was one of those preschool teachers who asked each student to bring in something that begins with the letter of the week. Had Emma brought in the vodka I’m sure the teacher would have pointed to the letter V and described it as an adult beverage and maybe would have stashed it for later.


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