Cherry and Rose are 5 years old now. They have developed
One of the favorite things they enjoy is going to the library.
They just like choosing the books to borrow, and checking all the books out.
They now know how to inset the library card in the scanning machine. They memorize
the password, and know how to input them. They also know how to scan the books in
order to check them out. They are pretty good at doing all of these now.
Yesterday, Rose showed me a book and said; “Mommy, I can
read this book.”
The book is Standing on My Two Feet by Tamara Schmitz. It
talks about a boy whose parents are going through a divorce (poor boy, but
believe it or not, based on a survey in 2006, For the first time there are more single Canadian adults than married Canadians) and he knows that no matter
what happens, his parents will always love him, and just like he has two strong
feet to stand on, he always has two parents to lean on.
Rose read to me, word by word. There were some words she hesitated
in reading, such as “even”, “divorced”, “change” and with a little help she
finished reading it. You can tell she was very proud of it.
While I was writing this essay, cherry came and asked me to
read a bed time story. I said: “How about reading what mommy is writing.” After
she read a few sentence, she knew I was writing about Rose reading a book, she claimed that she could
read the book she was holding. It was I
Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child. This was the book I just
read last night. There were some words she didn’t know, such as “absolutely”, “incredibly”,
“Ocean” but she just grumbled over. When I deliberately stuck to these words
and asked her to repeat, she just deliberately ignored them by keeping reading or
turning over the page.
This was a longer book. After Cherry finally finished it,
she was very excited and cried out loud. “Mommy, write it down!”