Here's a little-known fact about me: my mom taught me to read when I was 3. She was a grade 1 teacher and was too busy to read to me all day long like I wanted her to, so it was a logical step, I suppose. I've been a major bookworm ever since.
Now that she looks after my kids when I'm at work, she's carrying on the tradition with Talia. Talia is a different student than I am, though - stubborn and strong-willed. My mom has been working on it for about 2 weeks now and told me on the phone today "I think she knows it; she just doesn't want to do it because she *knows* I want her to." Yeah, well, welcome to my world, Grammie. :)
So imagine everyone's surprise when I got home from work today and Talia read me the first 30 pages of this old reader.
When Rainer got home, she read them to him as well. It's a kind of surreal feeling to hear your baby read! I'm so excited to introduce her to some of my favourite children's characters. M'baby is really growing up.