The entire learn to read process is amazing. The Boy has been learning spelling from tv (Super Why), iPad (Grandma!), and iPhone. Little Bear has been learning letters from tv, singing, and refrigerator magnets. On a daily basis, they seem to get more control of the language. It's pretty cool.
The Wife and I were both early readers, and we remain voracious readers. I know much has been written - rightly so - about how the Internet has changed reading habits. I would still be shocked if my sons didn't read The Lord of the Rings, or Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, or Ender's Game. There's something satisfying about cracking open a book and starting a journey.
I wonder when they'll be able to read on their own. When will they sit down and read their choice of books? Will they like sci-fi, or trend toward mysteries? Or horror? Or self-improvement (shudder)?
How many text messages will they send in their lives? What will replace texting in the next gen devices? What tech things will come up that seem, to them, like the blinking 12:00 on my parents' VCR seemed to me?
So much of parenting is looking at the future. So much of my day is spent enjoying and reveling in their accomplishments and abilities. The Boy, without prompting, told me about his physical therapy yesterday. That's awesome, that it was important and that he wanted to share it! That's also new - he responds to questions, but rarely has enough foresight (yet) to bring subjects up.
Cute boys. Smart boys. Clever and impy boys.
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