Tuesday, September 2, 2008


The first Canadian geese were sounding their call over the house tonight on their way south. My heart heard them and instantly thought, "Ahhhh, Autumn!" My favorite season of the year is nearly upon us. I am so thankful that we live in a place where we actually have a change of seasons to enjoy, instead of where my husband would love to be (Utah anyone?). The changing leaves and crisper air just call to me.

Also, that other inevitable is upon us, the new school year. Peanut and I have officially started kindergarten this week. I'm being blown away by how much that little mind can retain when it's something she enjoys (Reading, Yay!) and how stubborn she can be when it's something she feels challenged by (Handwriting). I don't know if it is because I fill double duty as Teacher and Mother or if it's just that my child is stubborn as mule, but when it is time for something that she considers work, the excuses and the guilt trip come trotting out.

"My tooth hurts."
"I'm thirsty."
"My pencil is too small."
"My pencil is too big"
"I already know that, Mama."

And the child hates to practice. Unlike a lot of children, repetition is not her strong suit.

Except when it comes to her favorite books. Now, those I have to read over and over and over.

So I feel safe in saying that I think I have a reader on my hands. Which comes as no surprise to anyone who knows me. In fact, it was probably inevitable. But my heart is joyful at the thought!


Thicket Dweller said...

Sound like she might thrive with Five in a Row!

impromptu-mom said...

We have done a few of the books in FIAR but I'm not following it cover to cover. I get bored before she does, lol.

Bridget said...

You forgot my daugher's fav ones!
They are: I'm hungry, My head hurts, my stomach hurts, my foot hurts, I have to go to the bathroom, Look what Gabriel is (my son) doing!, and I have to go the bathroom again.
And we don't even homeschool! That's just for regular old homework!

JulieMom said...

Yes it is fun to have a reader on your hands! And a GIRL reader at that! Passing on girly books is so awesome.

And if she's getting the stuff right, who needs all the extra practice anyway? Worksheets are overrated.