January 17, 2012

More Quiet Snippets ...

When he was nearly nine, I feared his spelling was always going to be atrocious and I despaired that he was never going to be a recreational reader...

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I. was. wrong.


Today he inhales books for fun and plays with letters just because he can. He regularly wipes me out at Bananagrams, and when I get hung up on Every Word (Kindle game), I hand it to him and he finds the missing words for me. I'm happy to say that I can still [usually] solve the Wheel of Fortune puzzles before he can (tho, sadly, that's only because I have some small familiarity with the people and song lyrics that he's never heard of).

ps. Isn't that the most awesome, ittiest-bittiest puzzle ever?!?

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10 comments:

Michelle said...

He would get along great with my son. Although they'd be so buried in their books they'd never actually speak to each other. ;)

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my goodness. That puzzle is so tiny! I can't imagine doing that puzzle! YIKES!

Andrea said...

That is the tiniest puzzle I think I've ever seen. My son loves to play with letters - hoping he loves to read someday.

Stacey said...

This gives me hope for my daughter. Right now, a first grader, she dislikes reading. Sometimes it's like pulling teeth to get her to read to us. I know it's just because it's a challenge for her and she gets frustrated easily, but praying she turns out to be like your son. Love these photos.

Christina said...

I love that puzzle...and these pics, and that room with the awesome curtains and light!! :) Words are the best! (An ironic thing to say on your blog, no? :) )

Tracey said...

Ok....not kidding....sitting at the dining room table with Bean as she writes her mission report and I keep thinking to myself, "Will she ever NOT be an atrocious speller??!?!?!"
You have given me HOPE!

Tracy P. said...

Wow, that is so great to see! You are raising your sons as individuals, and have chosen so well for each of them. God's promptings are faithful, but we must dare to follow.

Anita Johnson said...

We play Bananagrams too! Love it!

Kristin said...

Whoa! Awesome little dude :D Love the puzzles and word puzzles - a genius in the making!

Kristin

Bethany Petrik said...

Oh look, The Hunger Games! I loved all three books. Are you and your dude going to have a date night to go see the movies? He definitely looks like a smarty pants!