Archive for April, 2004

Please excuse a motherly gloat…

Thursday, April 8th, 2004

Ok, so yesterday I was playing with Charlie at the fridge with the magnetic letters and we were making short (3-letter) words; she and I were sounding them out and she was ‘reading’. Well, last night, when I was putting her to bed I pulled out some really beginner-type books and she read me one!!! Can we say “HOLY S-H-1-T!!!”, talk about a new type of ‘high’. I’m abslolutely over the moon about this!!! (In case you can’t tell). The book was nice and short and consisted of things like, “Mat/Mat sat/Sam/Sam sat/Mat sat. Sam sat/Mat sat on Sam” that type of thing. But she was really reading!!! I’m just so chuffed about this, I wanted to share it with all of you. A date to mark in the baby-book — April 7th, 2004 — the day Charlene Shiobara read her first book, at the ripe old age of 4 years, 1 month, 1 week and 3 days old!!!