Monday, December 1, 2008

Why?

Seriously, why can my kid read the word ostriches but not at?

4 comments:

Quigs78 said...

He doesn't feel like humoring you with the simple words. He just wants to impress you with the big ones. :)

The Fearless Freak said...

Or he is blind as a bat and can't see the little word. We'll find out tomorrow. Honestly, I don't want him to have to have glasses (what a PITA that would be) but I want there to be a REASON why he can't read, beyond his own stubbornness.

Looseyfur said...

When I was in 3rd grade I wanted glasses. My parents had them, my sister had them... I was sucking up at Math because i just wasn't looking at the numbers. I got bored.

So, my mom thought... maybe it's her eyes. Yeah, perfect 20/20 vision. Then she just had to beat my ass to pay attention more. But man, with my family's blind as a bat genetic code, you'd think I wouldn't have had to wait until I suffered a concussion/head trauma at 16 to need them.

Here's to hoping that his reading is all about the vision. That's easy to fix, even if it's a pain to keep glasses from being broken at that age.

Misc said...

Getting glasses isn't a traumatic experience. Evan's been asking for a pair for over 2 years and is very bummed to hear after each eye exam that his vision is 20/20 and he does not need glasses. Though I firmly believe that will not always be the case (I'm totally Mr. Magoo w/o my glasses or contacts and Frank wears glasses for watching movies or driving).

Maybe the little words don't offer TB the challenge he needs/wants. Can you come up with some way of cajoling him into reading easier sight words w/the reward of learning a new, larger word (something that's sure to impress)? Just a thought.