Thursday, June 9, 2011
"If I Were a Beep"
This was the first book that K ever just picked up & read to me. She was just 3 at the time, & her speech wasn't as clear, so it came out more like "If I Were a Beep". There is something incredibly adorable about a little girl who is able to read a short story, yet unable to pronounce all of the words yet. It was one of the sweetest mispronunciations I have ever heard & I was ecstatic! This is a book that I will always treasure. Even the memory of that day makes me tear up through a huge grin. I have no idea what book my other kids read for the first time. I know that sounds bad, but it's not that I didn't care, it just wasn't something I stressed about with them. I was oblivious. I knew that they would learn to read. Whether it was at age 4 like one or age 6 like another, I just wasn't worried. When K was born, learning to read was one of the things that I worried about. I believed she would eventually learn, but I worried that she would struggle so much that she would not get the same joy out of reading as my older daughters did. For me, If I Was a Sheep was the moment that I first realized not only that my daughter would learn to read & do it well, but also that it would be a passion for her just like myself & my older kids. Therefore, I will treasure this little book forever in memory of that moment.