Friday, March 28, 2014

 The boy who wanted to read

Once upon a time there was a six year old who was in first grade.

He felt like everyone in his class was a better reader than him.

He was doing just fine, but he had some fairly significant perfectionist tendencies. 
{His mama knew this because it was like looking into a little mirror}

So, he started working real hard on learning. 

And then he turned seven, and something *clicked*.

He started reading for hours on end. 
Some books were hard, and some words still made him pause. 

But - he didn't quit!

He got a sweet little dream in his heart, and talked about it every day, "Mom, I want to read to younger kids. I want to read to Kai's preschool class!"

What a lovely though. But not really practical. Every time Kai had school, Noe also had school. As much as the mama wanted to nurture the reading, the mama wasn't willing to pull the 7 year old out of first grade to read at the preschool….

And then the day came when the elementary school was on spring break one day before the preschool was on spring break. 


I love him.

 True to the competitive nature of
The House Full of Boys,

the nine year old had to read to the preschool class too…

And life was good,
and full,
and reading month will undoubtedly spill into summer for these guys who just can't get enough. 


sarah said...

Love, love, love this! Your Noah is bright shining star in our classroom EVERY day!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

You are a great mama; I love the way you are raising your boys. Thank you for sharing these moments with us.

Christy said...

I'm so proud and he's not even mine! :)