Sam is right on the edge. Right on the cusp.
He is so ready.
Tonight, I brought home a used set of Bob books.
He opened one and started to read.
His face lit up as he read the simple story.
And then he read the next one.
And the next.
And he couldn't stop.
"Can I read the next one?"
He didn't want to go to bed.
He read one on Facetime to his grandparents.
Finally, it was bedtime.
"Can I take them upstairs and read with Yael?"
Um.... how can I say no?
A few minutes later, they're back.
"We need a little light."
(Now, let me tell you, it was waaaaay past bedtime. But I know the feeling. When you're on a roll and you just can't go to bed.)
I listened at the door.
"Look, Yael, that says 'Dot'. Say 'Dot.'"
Not only did he learn how to read tonight.
He taught his little sister too.
Because it's way more fun to read with a friend.
The beginning of reading....the opening of that big, amazing, exciting world?
Let the adventure begin....