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My little baby is all grown up!

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Today, I had one of those proud Mama moments where I start bawling like a baby, embarrassing my whole family.

Bug is growing up, and I couldn’t be more proud of him.

 

Newborn Bug, opening his eyes for the first time

 Taking his first steps

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His first birthday

We were driving down the road, and he was being more quiet then normal. I asked him if something was wrong, and he said “No, I just saw that sign said “Tax Free”…. What does that mean?”

Maybe this doesn’t sound like a big deal to you, but it is. A HUGE deal. He read “Tax Free”, by himself, in his head. He didn’t need to sound it out, he simply read it.  I’ve noticed him working things out in his head the last couple days, but this is the first time he was confident enough to announce that he can READ.

I’ve said before that teaching the kids to read is the one thing that really scares me about being responsible for their education. It seems like such a tall order, to not only teach the mechanics of reading, but also how to understand it, and enjoy it. I am so relieved that Bug is well on his way, and what we are doing is working!

I am taking him to the bookstore this morning to pick out any book he wants, and to eat the biggest cinnamon roll I can get my hands on. He deserves it!

 

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