Monday, October 16, 2017 will be a day I remember for the rest of my life. I was dropping off D at his afternoon blended preschool class when I ran into A’s special education teacher in the hallway. As D only goes twice a week for 90 minutes, sometimes I run into faculty I know and sometimes I just scoot in & out quickly.
“Sarah!! I’m so glad I ran into you. I was just about to text you something. A short video of A! It was so awesome, I got goosebumps!”
Curiosity piqued, I waited for her to continue.
“She’s READING!! It’s a picture book, with 6 words on each page. She is doing SUCH a great job! Pointing to each word individually, using the pictures to double check. She’s just doing awesome. I gotta run but I’ll send it over asap.”
I walked out to our dark blue minivan, baby C in tow, headed to my next stop, an oil change and once over for said van.
After I dropped the van & keys, and situated C in his stroller, we started our walk. A beautiful sunny autumn day in Wisconsin dictated we make the most of it and grab some fresh air. As fate would have it, our mechanic is only blocks away from one of my favorite coffee shops. My destination was pretty clear. Buzz buzz buzz buzz buzz, buzz buzz. . “Shave and a haircut, two bits.” I looked at my phone, on permanent vibrate these days because often someone is sleeping, or could be.
And this! This was the precious message, heart exploding video I opened up. (It’s just shy of 3 minutes…her expression at the end is so awesome.)
A has always loved books, even as a infant & toddler. She gravitated towards them, studied them, toted them around, pored over them, as if she knew the power of osmosis.
I didn’t know she could read like that. Now I wonder what other amazing skills she’s developed that I don’t know about. Lol. I am SO EXCITED for her! I read a ton growing up…it was my favorite pastime. The world opens up when you can read. It is the doorway to an even bigger imagination and adventures. I always knew she would gain that skill at some point, I just didn’t know it would be now. And I’m thrilled to continue supporting her reading skills and love of books. We are celebrating big victories over here! 😍💝🙌🏼🎉