Sophie is a Reader

The best thing about kids learning to read is that they can read themselves to sleep.  Don’t get me wrong. I very much enjoy reading books to Sophie.  But it sure is nice when (1) Sophie reads a book to me, like she did tonight – “I Broke My Trunk” by Mo Willems and (2) Sophie reads to herself when she can’t fall asleep.

After I tucked her in, Sophie came back downstairs to say she wasn’t tired.  “What should I do?” she asked.  I suggested she read a book.  So she did.  “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss.  Thirty minutes later, she came bounding down the stairs to announce, “I did it!  I read the WHOLE book.  62 pages!”

“Did you enjoy it?” I asked.  “Oh, yes!” she replied, a face full of smiles.

The joys of reading.  There’s nothing else like it, I tell you.

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