Bug Bug, watching intently: I know this one says, "compost," and that one says, "recycle;" what does this [third] one say?
Me, totally flabbergasted: Trash.
Turns out she saw the "c" and the "r," and I think she just guessed the rest of the word. They compost and recycle at her school, so these are familiar concepts. Still, can I just say that when I was starting to read, I was guessing at words like "cat," and here she is knowing compost and recycle! I was totally bowled over.
Note: of course, she'd better (eventually) learn to read the entire word, and not be a lazy reader like her mama, who is