Friday, February 13, 2009
It happened!!!! The switch flipped and Kaleb is reading! Like, really and truly reading!!!!!! I backed off, slowed down and lightened up on the outside while I sweated bullets on the inside (because backing off, slowing down and lightening up SO goes against the norm). And it happened! Almost overnight!!!! Suddenly he was reading the first page of Snipp, Snapp, Snurr and the Red Shoes. Then the first few sentences from Psalm 13. And now, just now, he came out of his bedroom, where he is supposed to be sleeping, Bible in hand and a huge grin on his face and said, "Mom, listen to this: "In the beginning God created the sky and the earth. The earth was empty and had no form..." His voice trails off as he looks at me with those gigantically huge blue eyes, toothless grin seeking my praise. "Wow, Kaleb!!! That's terrific, Son!" I say, fighting those foolish motherly tears that crop up so unannounced! "I'm going to start in Genesis 1, Mom, and then I'll read right into Genesis 2!!!" Enthusiasm and an awed sense of accomplishment encapsulates each word. It happened. Just as my mom said it would and just as those veteran homeschool moms said it would and just as my heart said it would. He's reading...and loving it!!!!!!!!!