Thursday, December 11, 2008

Going "Off Grid"

for a bit... Too much going on, not enough hours in the day..

Boys are doing good, I am hanging in (just in desperate need of that cloning protocol..LOL). And I have created a MONSTER by sending Salamander to the Lindamood Bell instruction programs.. as of Tuesday morning, he has been DEVOURING books (he's on his 3rd book in as many days - chapter books, 57+ pages!!!). He gets up with a book, can barely put the book down to take a shower and get dressed (let alone put the book down while eating breakfast), he is reading on the school bus, and he is reading every single spare minute at school (crappy weather = indoor recess) He is reading in the car as we are driving from school to Norwell (about a 40 minute drive.. one way) for his Lindamood Bell instruction, he is reading in the car as we are driving back home.

I never thought I would have to say to him: "Put that book down for a few minutes. You need to do X, Y or Z."

And I am loving every minute of it. The joy on his face as he's reading, the incredible stories he tells me based on what he has read/is reading, the excitement in his body language and voice... He said to me last nite: "Reading is actually fun, mommy."

And watching him stop, touch, pick up, flip over and read the back cover of every single book he walks by in the house (and we have STACKS of books everywhere..) is priceless....


At 3:55 PM, December 11, 2008 , Blogger Michelle O'Neil said...


So great! Maybe he'll be a writer!

At 7:45 PM, December 11, 2008 , Blogger K Fuller said...

Your Sons progress and interest in books make it all worthwhile.
Have they noticed at school?
By doing the research and following through for your boy, you have allowed him to make a giant breakthrough. Pat yourself on the back! Your sons progress gives others the knowledge that hope is out there!


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