The weekend came to a close with an early bedtime for Cooper. Our routine has changed lately- and now, Cooper reads stories to me. He gets so excited as he turns the pages and realizes that he knows what they say- and so irritated when he stumbles on a word and I'm quick to provide the solution.
I'm getting better about that- but for days, I've been trying to provide hints to help. My "old stand by" has been- when two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking. And until tonight, each time I say it- he reads the word correctly. So tonight, he's reading and the word is read- and he's stumped.
So.....I tell him the rule and he turns and looks at me straight in the eye and says, "you know momma, I really don't get it- why are you talking about the vowels walking?".
He does make me giggle