Tuesday, October 27, 2009

This belongs in Amy's baby book, but I'm too lazy to go get it out

For any of you who hate those parents who seem to brag on their kids, stop reading now. While I am actually not bragging here (just relating facts), it is most definitely going to sound like it. This is, however, my blog, and if I choose to record information here because I am too lazy to go find the baby book to record it there, and it is information that may be of interest in the future that I don't want to forget (because I forget EVERYTHING), and by doing so I sound like Braggy McBraggerson, then so be it. Also, there are probably way too many commas in that last sentence.

Anyway, now that I've gotten all the defensiveness off my chest and hopefully run off anyone who will accuse me of bragging, let me start bragging:

Dudes, my kid potty-trained herself AND SHE CAN READ. Now this would mean nothing (or it could be a little on the sad side) if I were speaking of my 15-year-old or even my 8- or 6-year-old. But guys, this is my just-turned-3-last-week-year-old. Also, the potty-training thing is not bragging at all, since it's not like she's even at an early age for it or anything, the good part about the potty-training is that it took absolutely no effort on my part. Good things that happen are good; good things that happen with no effort on my part are FANTASTIC. About two weeks before her birthday she simultaneously decided that she would now go on the potty (and has not had a single accident since that decision was made) and started sounding out simple words. Now she can read books as long as they consist exclusively of words with no more than four letters or so, though there are a few bigger words she either knows or can sound out. My other three kids were reading around age 3 1/2, but this one is blowing my mind starting it pre-three.

End bragging. Begin contemplating the difficulty in raising this child that I know is coming, since I have been cursed blessed with raising three other gifted kids as well. Amy will make number four, and I am already EXHAUSTED.

6 comments:

Jess said...

It SOUNDS exhausting. But at least you don't have to add potty training to the exhaustion mix!

Nowheymama said...

Yay, Amy!

LoriD said...

Oh wow - you'll have to take a video of her reading. That must be so cute to hear! My parents have a cassette tape of my sister reading a Christmas book - it's labelled "Kara at 3" and we love hearing it.

Shelly Overlook said...

Well, since you're so fab at it, I'll just send my just-turned-3-yr-old to live you with?? Kthankxbye!

Shelly said...

Wow! That is awesome!

Farrell said...

I'm jealous. How do you do it? Because my five year old does not yet read on her own:( She takes phonics at school and knows all her letters and can write some words and knows most of the sounds, etc. but does not yet recognize "sight words."