"So you're saying R is a really bad guy?" he asked jumping out of his chair!
"Well BOSSY does not mean really bad," I said challenging his interpretation of the Bossy R! "BOSSY means you are not letting someone do what they want to do!" I continued already realizing the error of my thinking when talking to a literal-thinking 7-year-old who has been schooled in Mindfulness! "We call the R BOSSY when it comes after a vowel because it doesn't let the vowel make its sound and it doesn't let is say it's name!"
"Well that is not nice!" his partner agreed. "If a kid didn't let another kid do what they want to do they would get in a lot of trouble."
"We should call him the really mean, BAD GUY R," and send him to the principal!
"We could make a video game about him!" his colleague certainly headed to STEM greatness volunteered!
Clearly, it was time to do table my lesson and practice reading and writing some words!