Dearest Jitterbug has started pretending to read. Meaning, he’ll point out words and tell me what they say. The other day he had me pause a movie so he could walk up to the tv and point at a word. “That says ‘Movie is done,’” he tells me. He spends more and more time looking at books. He wants longer books read to him and pays attention to the whole story in a way he hasn’t before. Last week I watched him “read” Go Dog Go to himself, looking at the pictures to try to remember the words. He knows most of his letter sounds but he gets a little confused between the A and the V, or the N and the Z for example.
On Sunday he excitedly brought his “drawing thing” to me exclaiming over the dinosaur that he’d (accidentally) drawn. After I took this picture he immediately scribbled some more pictures, pointing out the different things. “This is a dinosaur, this is a robot, this is a dragon, this is a robot. Two robots!”
His current obsession is our new bug catcher. He wants it by his bed every night and he carries it around the house during the day. I told him the locust would need water and he was so mad at me when I wouldn’t let him open the top and fill it up with water from the sink. Spraying the water in with a spray bottle was not what he had in mind.
Can’t wait to watch you grow, Jitterbug. There is a huge world out here just waiting for you to explore it.