Friday, March 18, 2011


Last night B, who is 5 and in kindergarten, read (and finished) his first "chapter book".

To say that he was excited would be the understatement of the year.

Century, maybe.

He ran through the house yelling "Woo Hoo!  I am so excited!  Woo Hoo!  I am awesome!  Woo Hoo!  I READ A CHAPTER BOOK!"

Repeat process 10 - or 100- times.

Today Steven called me and told me that B wanted to talk to me.

Apparently B had decided that while Steven rode Snidely, and L rode Weston, he would attempt to ride Peanut, our pony. 

B is not a cowboy.

He has no desire to be.

Or so I thought.

Today, coming across the phone line was the voice of a boy that was, once again, over the top with excitement.

"Momma!  Guess what!?!?!  I rode Peanut and he jumped over a log and I DIDN'T FALL OFF!  I STAYED ON!!!!!"

I was laughing and encouraging his excitement.

The volume, and speed, of his words soared.

"CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!?!?!?  TWO FIRSTS!  IreadachapterbookANDstayedonPeanutwhenshejumped!  Can you believe it!??!?! I am SO EXCITED!"

Come to find out...excitement is contagious.


Manda said...

hooray for b!!!

Jane (and Lou) said...

Excitement certainly is contagious! Learning to read is such an achievement though:) Well, it's so nice to 'meet' you - blogging is a great way to share our journeys and connect with people all over the world isn't it? You can visit me @ Jane:)