***Warning! This post contains offensive language! ***
This year, part of Strip's homework is to read at least 10 minutes per day. So that's like requiring Hubs to watch college football every Saturday. CAKE! But, something about the pressure of recording every.single.book was getting to me.
We were plowing through her bedroom library and she's rocking the AR tests, so when we met a friend at the local library to grab some soccer hand-me-downs, I told Strip to grab two books. She went off on her own to find what she wanted, and I grabbed Stone Soup and a beginning reading book for her to buzz through that night. The beginning reading book was The Berenstain Bears' Family Reunion.
As I've said, Strip is a great little reader. Her only problem is that when she's tired, she just makes up the story based on the first letter she sees resulting in sloppy reading. We try to do tested reading earlier, but she just loves to read before bed and REFUSES to write a book that Hubs and I read her in her reading journal. She sat on the kitchen floor reading the first half of the book while I cooked, then insisted on reading the rest before she went to sleep.
So here's a tired Strip on a Thursday, eyes rolling back in her head, reading to me.
Strip: We SHIT, we..
Me (interrupting): Whoa whoa whoa. Let's try that word again. What's at the beginning?
Strip: S-h. A blend. SHHHHH.
Me: Good! covering the s-h and what is that word?
Me: Great! Now just put the blend at the beginning...
Strip: Ohhhhh! Sorry. We SHIT OUT..
Me: SHOUT! SHOUT!! We SHOUT!
And while I tried, unsuccessfully, to hide my hysterical laughter, she asked, "What's so funny?!?!" Nothing, I replied. You just make me so happy!