I Think He’s Got It!

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:

Taylor Evans
Nearly 12
Tall and skinny for his age
Reading, Year 2000
Taylor reads.

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!

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