Margot has taken to letter writing in the past few weeks. She has been penning notes to her cousins of reading age and dropping them in the mail/delivering them.
They require quite a bit of deciphering, however. First, she forgets to put spaces in between her words so sometimes theyallruntogetherlikethis. Also, her spelling is completely phonetic, so the letters may look like a jumble of nothing but do actually make sense if you sound them out.
For example, she made a picture for one of her school friends and wrote this at the top:
"Bew-kris?" I thought to myself. What does THAT mean?
I asked her about it.
"Oh," said Min. "It's for Beatrice."
Of course! Try sounding it out. B-uh-ch(like 'choo choo')-riss. BEATRICE. Completely logical.