Today he read his first solo word, “Pat”. With a single glance, he belted it out. A channel has opened and the water will never run the old route again. I wanted him to remember this moment as I fondly remember the day I read my first word, so I squealed and cheered until my throat went raspy. His eyes shone.
Today he beat me at Alphabet Bingo.
Today he asked, so sweetly, if tomorrow I wouldn’t talk on the phone and just play games with him all day.
I said ‘yes’ before I remembered I had a skype appointment.
“You tould just tancel it, touldn’t you?”
I hesitated, but suddenly, simply, agreed. Of course I could cancel it. What is more important than a boy who is just learning to read, who wants to play letter games with his mamma ALL day?
Nothing, just nothing.
Photos taken at the Orlando Zoo in December. He thought it was a real dinosaur and was actually a bit scared.
I thought it was hilarious and made him pose with me.