I never thought I'd say this, but I think Jude is officially a Reader.
No, not just a kid who can read. Sure, that was long fought and hard won. I was so excited when he finally could put sounds to letters, and letters into words. But now, he reads all the time.
I tell him that we're going to start school work soon, and he disappears. I find him in the corner of the school room, reading.
When it's time to come back upstairs for lunch, his first question is, "Can I read?"
One night, he told me he couldn't sleep. I said, "Take a book to bed." Around midnight, I went upstairs and found this.
It took some coaxing to convince him to put the book down and go to sleep. I noticed there was a stack of books beside him in bed, stuffed under the blanket. He admitted he "snuck a bunch up instead of just one." I finally made him turn the light out because I couldn't stay awake any longer! There was a very tired reader the next morning!
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