The Kids

The Kids

Monday, November 2, 2009

Reading Girl

Caleb and I picked up some library books last week. I found a few that I thought Abbby would enjoy, which she immediately started reading in the car on the way home from school. Normally, by reading I mean looking at the pictures and figuring out what is happening. However, this time, it meant actually reading!

Yes, my just turned five-year old started reading!

I heard her say a few phrases that were not familiar so I grabbed the book and held it while she read it to me (always a safe idea while driving the car). She read "I love my new toy" by Mo Willems (love his books) with only needing help on two words. With my face twisted into a combination of dropped jaw and huge smile, I kept listening while she finished the story that she had never heard before.

When did this happen? How is my baby girl reading a book by herself? And does this mean Nick and I cannot spell things in front of her when we do not want her to know what we are talking about?

Abby, when you read this someday (which clearly will not be long from now), know that I am so proud of you!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

What can I say, except she has some very smart GENES not to mention where she got them. Parents, grandparents and aunts and uncles, hopefully there might be a little from the Greats too! She is going to be an a very well educated young lady, who knows maybe graduate with very high honors.
Love you all.

Bev said...

When I was visiting Grandma yesterday, she wasn't very responsive to things I said until I told her about Abby reading. Then she said " of course she did, she's my great- granddaughter!"

Grandma pride is always there!

Tim Parenti said...

Way to go, Abby!