We have had a crazy busy couple of days.
Our placement was on Friday, so we are now officially a family of four!
We started a nightly reading routine, and our son immediately told us that he was unable to read. He is nine years old, but because of his past, his education is severely lacking. He said he didn’t know how to read, but Erin read to him and he knew a few of the words.
Same thing last night.
Tonight, Erin picked out three books and he picked one. Then he got a shock: he was reading to us.
And he did it. Every single word. And it was absolutely the most amazing thing I had witnessed up until that point. The three of us (our daughter included, who is 13) were so excited, so he decided HE wanted to read not one, BUT TWO MORE books.
I wanted to cry.
Then our daughter saw how excited we were about his reading that she wanted to read, so I picked out a story by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes and we alternated chapters. We read nearly 30 pages in the book before she was too tired to continue. I was so so so proud of her.
Our son wants to buy more books to read. I can’t even accurately describe how exciting this is to me.
Reading is so vital to a kid’s education. And if we can get them pumped about reading, then they are going to do so well in school.
I. Am. So. Thankful. For this day.