Two Big Breakthroughs!!
Yesterday was a banner day here at crazyacres.
First, after dinner I told the "baby" (three year old) to go get ready for bed. And....
She came running into the kitchen, arms over her head at a "V" angle, hands open wide, a wide stance with her legs, "TA DA"! she hollered.
She had even remembered a pull-up, and to put her discarded clothes in the hamper.
A happy, sad moment for me. A very exciting moment for her.
Next, my 9 year old son has been struggling with reading for 3 years. He is still reading at a first grade level, and although he is constantly making progress it is s-l-o-w. We both have fought with discouragement, but what else can you do but keep going?
So, last night, my husband showed my son a favorite book from his childhood, "Little Bear". They read it together, alternating pages, and you could almost hear the "CLICK" when it happened. All of a sudden, out of the blue, my son read the story. And he kept on reading, and kept on reading. He finished the entire story, on his own, and right this very minute, is reading the next one in the book. Up til now, the only book he had ever read is "Hop on Pop", and that was just a few weeks ago.
I can not tell you how much this means to me, to his dad, and to my son. The look on his face when he said, "Mom, can I read you a story?" was simply delicious.