Mum in hysterics’ after son’s first written sentence is ‘I like wine’

A mum was left in stitches as her son's teacher took her to one side after class to reveal the five-year-old's first ever written sentence was "I like wine".

Kirsty Jordan-Smith's heart skipped a beat last month when Finlay's schoolteacher pulled her to one side as she worried the "boisterous" tot had caused chaos in the classroom.

But the 39-year-old was left stunned as his teacher showed off clever Finlay's first written sentence, scrawled on an electronic tablet.

Psychology student Kirsty was speechless and questioned where her son had heard the word as she doesn't drink wine herself.

Now the mum-of-two has vowed to stash the work away for when her youngest child is older.

Kirsty, from Yeovil, Somerset, said: "He's a little character. I have no idea where he's got it from – I've not a clue.

"His teacher called me over in front of all the other parents and my first thought was maybe he'd done something because he's quite boisterous. When you get 'can I just have a word', you cringe.

"She held out a tablet to me and showed me an online log. She showed me the photo and said 'this is Finlay's first sentence – are you proud?'

"I fell about laughing. It was hilarious that this was the very first thing that he ever wrote down as a full sentence on paper.

"He wrote it completely unaided and he spelt it perfectly. It's a total mystery.

"The teacher said she talked about things they might like, like animals or hot chocolate. She had no idea where it came from and it made her laugh so much."

She went on: "The funny part is I don't drink wine. I do have a drink but I usually drink vodka and cokes. Neither of us does – my husband's a rum drinker and I like a vodka."

Finlay had already given his mum an entertaining insight into his school life by declaring he had tied the knot twice in a day.

Kirsty said: "Finlay started reception in September. He was not keen on the idea of going to school so I was a little nervous about how he'd get on, but he's taken to it like a duck to water.

"Now he adores the school, he adores his teacher and he's gone from not wanting to go at all to sitting at home reading and writing.

"On his first day of school, I asked him how it went and he replied 'yeah, it was alright. I married two girls'. I cracked up laughing.

"He married two girls on his first day of school. I've already met my in-laws – both sets are nice.

"He'll be a bit of a legend around school – he already is."

The cheeky tot has now left his parents bemused as he appears to be a sommelier in the making.

His mum said: "When I got home I said 'Finlay, do you know what wine is?' He said no. Neither of us drinks very often so it's not like he sees bottles and labels around.

"I told him it's alcohol and he giggled – he was mortified. He knows he's not allowed to drink it."

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