Sometimes Nikki Dee shocks the heck out of Cuppa and me.
Yesterday, when she was home from school because the buses were once again cancelled due to freezing rain, but I digress, I sat down with Nikki Dee and Zach to read them a little story before his nap. This was the first page of the book.
The thing is that she began to read it out loud and continued to read all 7 pages, most of them longer than this first page. Of course, she needed a bit of help from time to time, but I was still shocked. I have only read this book to her once or twice and not all that recently, so I don’t think she could possibly have memorized the story. I think she was really reading.
The kids is only 4 and in JK. Maybe all kids read like this now. If so, times have sure changed.
Note: I don’t offer this anecdote in order to brag, but just to say that I am stunned (which most people already know 🙂 ). Maybe this kind of thing really is the new norm. just like 60 is supposedly the new 40 … even though my 64 feels more like 92. Please let me know if you have any info or insight to share.