It’s no secret that I love to read. I love being able to find new worlds, new friends and new experiences in the pages of a book. I love being able to share my love of books with friends and family and geeking out with complete strangers over how awesome The Hunger Games is. I don’t have a lot of extraordinary talents to pass along to my kids- I’m not really athletic, nor am I any kind of artist- but I do have my love of books. We read to the kids at least 2 books a day and the centerpiece on our coffee table in the living room is a stack of books. If I pass along one things to my kids, I really hope it’s this passion for reading.
So far the kids seem to love books- both kids will happily pick up a book and leaf through it while making up their own stories. But tonight we hit a whole new level when we went to Family Reading Night at Scorch’s school. The night was designed to give the kindergarteners a chance to show off their newly acquired reading skills. Frankly, I didn’t even know Scorch had reading skills- I knew he could read his sight words and identify other common words that we work on, but I didn’t know he could actually really read. But he can. And that is astoundingly, amazingly awesome. I am so excited to see Scorch’s reading skills explode this year- I can’t wait until he’s reading to me every night!
Tonight I’m thankful for smart kids, dedicated teachers and whole new worlds opening up to my son!