Taylor turns twelve this year and I can finally say without any reservations, without a moment’s hesitation, without any words of explanation he is reading. He is reading!
I want to shout it to the world. I want to sky-write it from coast to coast. I want to decorate our yard with Mylar balloons and a colorful wooden cut-out, the kind that people use to announce the births of their babies:
Tall and skinny for his age
Reading, Year 2000
He reads Harry Potter. He reads the Official Pokemon Rule Book (three times so far, cover to cover) a tiny manual full of complex strategies written in microscopic fonts. He reads about Jedi masters and snowboarders and Narnia. And (This is the one I love best!), he says to me, “Mom I love the part in my book right now because… yadda, yadda, yadda…” Yes! My son is normal!
No. My son is extraordinary!
Continue reading By Jove, I Think He’s Got It! by Robin Ohlgren-Evans, from the November-December, 2000 issue of Home Education Magazine. Subscribe today and support the magazine that has supported homeschooling families since 1984!