I hate spelling. I hated studying when I was a kid and I hate studying it with my kids. I've never liked it and I never will. I suspect Davis knows how much I hate spelling because he is slightly perverse when it come to practicing his words.
Me: Okay, spell Cat
Me: What? HTE? What? Hat! Spell hat.
Me: Davis, there is a pattern here. All these words end with the 'at' sound, what two letters make the 'at' sound?
Me: Right, so spell hat