Norah and I just finished her phonics page for today. One of the twenty or so words she had to read was "less." She noticed it had two s's on the end, so she asked, "Why?" (Phonetically "les" would still sound the same as "less" and she seemed to realize the second s was just useless.) I told her I didn't know why there were two s's, then said, "Well, maybe 'less' wanted more." She actually got my little joke and we had a good laugh over it.