Sunday, 26 November 2006

happiness is

My God.

My son? Is reading.

Sounding things out, of course, and hesitantly, but he's in his room, knocking out Hop On Pop* (and a giant thank you to my sister-in-law, who hunted around the attic and brought out Seuss treasures from her own childhood - C gets a huge kick out of reading 'Auntie K's books' ) and giggling over the illustrations.

Reading. Holy shit.

I am SO PROUD.



*Huh. Ah. Puh! Huhahpuh! Huahpup! Ha-op! HOP!

10 comments:

Cat, Galloping said...

wheee! so exciting!

wordgirl said...

I know that feeling. And it's one of knowing that a big door has just been kicked open. Your child's world just got a little bigger.

Molly said...

It's a great feeling isn't it? to know the whole world of books is opening up for them....had the same feeling today watching my g'son work his way successfully through an alphabet book. good for Cass....

My float said...

Wow, that's exciting! Congratulations. Reading is a huge milestone and he'll gain so much pride and build his self-esteem. Now you won't be able to stop him!

velcro said...

That's so fantastic!

Joke said...

It's HUGE stuff!

NTS has been steadily working his way through the Dick & Jane books and it's a glorious feeling.

-J.

MsCellania said...

Great for Cass! A whole new world is going to open up for him.
We are reading the Magic Tree House series, and the boys point out words. Oldest can read,
v e r y
s l o w l y

I recommend the Bob books available from Scholastic (I think) for beginning readers.

daysgoby said...

Bob? As in builder?

Going to need some more info!

Stomper Girl said...

Yay your son!! My boy has been going down that road this year and it makes me so h-a-p-p-y. Like lump in the throat, swelling up with pride happy. Who knew?

Angela said...

Way to Go Cass! That is awesome!