November 8th, 2011

Okay, show of hands, how many of you saw the title of this post and thought, “Duh?” Funny enough, I’m not talking about me…for once.

In the past three weeks or so, Aedan has been working hard at Dolch words, which are a series of words commonly used in children’s books that are not easily sounded out, for school. Although we were told at the beginning of the year that working on Dolch words was totally up to us and our children, once he started working on them, it’s been almost impossible to do anything else. I believe we’re on our third set of twenty words now since starting in October.

Last week, we decided to pull out some of his early reading books now that he’s gotten so many words under his belt, and it has been completely amazing. It’s been almost impossible to get him to look away from his books. He wakes up early and reads, he gets out of the car and he’s reading, he wants to read to anyone and everyone that will listen. Last night, I followed him up the stairs and had to ask him to remove the book from his nose so he would move, and I couldn’t help but recall a similar conversation (okay, fine, there were several conversations) with my mom from when I was a kid – and I was the one reading.

I can’t even begin to express how giddy this makes me – or maybe I don’t have to, if you read this blog often enough. I can’t wait to read The Boxcar Children, and The Bobbsey Twins, and Encyclopedia Brown¬†with him. I can’t wait to read Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss and Roald Dahl with him. And Harry Potter. And The Chronicles of Narnia. And and and! I’m just so excited that I finally finally get to share this magical world with him, and I can barely wait to begin.

  • Kassie Lou

    Very much looking forward to being read to on Friday night! I’m so excited for Aedan and for you. Book nerds for life!