The inspiration to write this post today came from reading Christopher Watt’s latest post, Weekly Inspiration : the little engine that could
. My post has nothing to do with little engines, but is relates to how wonderful the little minds are. Sitting side by side,
we finished our breakfast – eggs, toast and cucumber. Then I moved on with reading The Auroran and Matthew moved on to play with his iron man figurines. Still side by side.
At some point I reminded him that today is his birthday, ‘you are 2 years old and 11 months
‘. He smiled, and asked if we can have some cup cakes. I smiled back, and we both moved on with our things. I continued to read and he continued to play. At some point I whispered, ‘we can have some pretend happy birthday cake and sing happy birthday song
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Few minutes passed …
– ‘Mommy look look what’s say here
‘ – Matthew asked suddenly.
– ‘Mommy look PLAY
‘ – Matthew confirmed again while looking at The Auroran newspaper.
I realized that Matthew was reading over my shoulder.
– ‘Show me where is the PLAY
‘ – I asked.
‘ – and he pointed at the PAY word.
– ‘Oh yes, but Matthew, it reads PAY, there is no L in here
‘ – he listened as I explained.
– ‘See, it says Town will pay all legal bills to late Dec.
‘ – I read for him as he continued to listen.
– ‘You know what Pay means, you pay with Master Card for things you buy.
‘ – I said and he nodded.
We moved again. Matthew continued to play with his toys, and I continued to read The Auroran, and when I got to the page nine and was reading an article by Scott Johnston, I realized again that Matthew was reading over my shoulder.
– ‘Mommy look PLAY says over there
‘ – he stated.
– ‘Matthew you are so right, yes it says Play here
‘ – he smiled and nodded his head as I confirmed.
– ‘Here Matthew, it reads as follows Theatre’s latest is a play within a play
‘ – he smiled, and moved on with his playing.
Not even three years old and he is motivated to learn how to read. I guess there will be no pretend happy birthday cake today. We are going to celebrate and indulge on the healthy oatmeal apple chocolate muffins, and we did. Matthew is also a great helper.
It is a real fun to be a parent.
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