March 27, 2015 @ 7:43 pm | Filed under: , ,

Huck came to me with How to Read a Story by Kate Messner and Mark Siegel. “Mommy, will you be my reading buddy?” (That’s Step 2 in the book.) Why of course I will!

He starts reading me the book. And then, halfway through, only a few pages after the sneaky video I took below, he…stopped reading out loud. Got sucked into the story and read silently for the first time. Thanks to this charming picture book, I got to be there for the moment of transition. It was magical. And yes, since he’s my youngest, a little bittersweet–the last one to cross the bridge to solo, silent immersion. But only a little bittersweet. Mostly just magical.


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    sarah says:


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    Penny says:

    Magical indeed

    Congratulations Huck 🙂

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    Kortney says:

    “Will you be my reading buddy?” That boy’s got your number! Can’t wait to share the video with my still sleeping littles. Happy day to all your crew down South!

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    maria says:

    Oh. my! Adorable personified! Precious! Magical! Just *sigh* magically bittersweet most definitely.

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    Kortney says:

    Now I’ve got three crazy kids running around saying “Soon the castle will be mine!” in great big Huck voices! We’re heading over to the Thicklebits to re-read the old favorite that includes Huck saying Meep!

    Those tear-filled eyes!