Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope all the mothers out there have a wonderful day! I just wanted to pop on and share a few images that make this mommy's heart warm and fuzzy...

My son offered to brush his sister's hair so she didn't have to stop playing her Leapster game yesterday morning while we were getting up and ready for the day. The funny thing...she was playing her Disney Tangled cartridge, LOL! She never cried or fussed while he did it, which is usually less drama than I have during a hair brushing session. I know, maybe I should sing while I do it...

Then, it was off to the library. My son came home with a prized book borrowed from his 1st grade teacher's private shelf. After he devoured it Friday evening, we were off to see if we could find more books in this wonderful series. We came home Saturday AM with the first 4 books, which he had completed by Saturday evening.

I did have to go back to the library that afternoon (because I forgot to "unlock" the DVD case for the movie I checked out for my daughter), and snuck out another 4 books for my son. Here's the pic from this AM, I couldn't even get him to change from jammies before he was asking if there was more he could read.

Now, if you'd have asked me three months ago...we were fighting to get him to read even 5 pages from his "Book in a bag" that he brought home each week from school. I am so pleased to see the change in his reading attitude recently. So, what books are they that turned my 1st grade reader from, pbbbssst... to YEAH!???

Thankfully there are 40 books in the series, which may get us until summer break starts...then what?

BTW, thanks for the words of encouragement on the last blog post. I certainly feel a "boost".


  1. How sweet that your son was brushing your daughter's hair - all is peaceful there! LOL! Ours is full of boys...let's just say there's never a dull moment! Heehee!!

    My youngest son was the same...could never find that right book to read. He eventually did but it's funny how things change in a few weeks. Kids :0)

    Have a great mother's day!!

  2. So sweet! And it's just awesome that your son finally found some books to love! I wish that he'll get many happy reading moments in the years to come.

  3. That is so sweet! Love that your son is such a reader and the lovely way he took care of his sister.

  4. Sue aka barracudasueMay 8, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    Happy Mother's Day to you, Jen!

    Love the photos and stories. Thanks so much for sharing! :D

    It's great your son is a reader! And I adore that he brushed his sister's hair! I can't ever remember my son doing that for HIS sister! GOOD job! :D


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