Monday, December 1, 2008


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


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.