Saturday, November 14, 2009
Oh yes she can!
It turns out that four-year-old girls with near photographic memories can learn to read very well on their own, thank-you-very-much.
When I tell friends she's reading they gasp, "How did you DO that!" Umm...this is Ernie. The child who didn't speak English until she could command the entire language. When she wants to do something, she just hunkers down and watches... and then does it!
PS- That quilt in the background was one the craziest, sweetest, and brilliant gifts my sister ever gave me. She sewed it, night after night, in her bedroom when we were teens. I never had a clue until I opened the box Christmas morning and this thing leaped out at me- she'd stuffed it into the smallest box she could, and it was bursting at the seams.
PPS- If you like twisted fairy tales, check out this book. Mr. Wolf wants pancakes and no one will help him...until they all show up demanding breakfast. He sighs, invites them in...and then eats them. His nasty neighbors. Ernie and I just looked at each other, mouths agape, the first time I read the book out loud. I think it's kind of horrible...but Aunt LoLo laughed when I told her. But then again, she's a big fan of the Stinky Cheese Man. My dad loved that book too. I'm not sure what happened to me- I've gone soft!