Maria forgot to bring her book home tonight from school so I made her read a book here at the house for 15 minutes. You’d think I would have told her she was never leaving the house again. After she stopped whining, we chose the Sparkle Like a Flower Fairy book that she bought from Half Price Books this weekend. We agreed I would read a page and then she would read a page. The book has a paper necklace, crown, bracelet and wand scattered throughout the pages for little girls to wear while they read.
Maria is reading so well lately, and I love to listen to her. She and I got through most of the book before Mario started complaining of feeling bad (poor guy just can’t kick this sickness). I asked if I could take her picture real quick with all of her “jewelry” on and she agreed. After the picture, she said: “Mom, I think you should put that picture on your blog and say ‘Maria and I read Sparkle Like a Flower Fairy tonight. Fairies sparkle in the sky. Maria put on all of the jewelry in the book. Little did I know we had a fairy right here in our house.'” I gasped when she finished, especially at the last sentence because it sounded so much like something I would say.
I hugged her tight and told her how proud I was of her. She reciprocated the big hug and relied with a smile “Mommy.”