Thursday, August 22, 2013

Book 'Em, Grammo...

I have to confess to a huge parenting mistake on my part.  I am constantly, although unintentionally, underestimating Graham when it comes to skills and milestones.  I don't think he's less capable than Cael by any means, but he is younger and quieter and I am simply less likely to notice when he does something outstanding or worthy of praise.

He's the second born.  I have to give him something to talk to his future therapist about, right?

In the past, Graham's unbelievably early mastery of letters and writing nearly went unnoticed.  But those oversights don't compare to the shock I felt when I overheard Graham reading an entire book to himself as I played with one of my day care kids.

I asked him to do it again.  And again.  I recorded it the third time and had him read the pages in reverse order the fourth.  And let me tell you, it just got cuter each time.

Okay, so he's really just reciting a book he has memorized.  But I'm still super proud of my boy, his book, and an obviously enthusiastic interest in reading.  And you can bet that I won't miss it when he reads that book for real.

Now where did I put my copy of "The Grapes of Wrath"?...

1 comment:

Leave your own "ism". Cael and Graham double-dog dare you.