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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Very proud!

This weekend was a pretty good weekend for me and my girls. Of course, we had Alyssa's 1st birthday party and I will tell you about that and probably have some pics later.

But...

On Friday night, I picked up Kaylie from school, picked up Alyssa from Chris and went home. Of course, as soon as I got home I realized that I still had not dropped of Alyssa prescription for her ear infection. So, back out we all go. Thank goodness it was not raining (it did most of the weekend) and was nice out (65ish degrees). We go to the closest Walgreens to drop off the script. We go in and I give it to them and they tell me it will be an hour and a half before it's ready. WTF!?! So I said ok and we go back home. We all eat dinner and I'm waiting on 8:30 to get close so that we can go back to get the medicine. Alyssa was getting fussy and was obviously ready to go to bed.

We go back and, of course, the line at the pharmacy is about 10 miles long. So we wait and wait and wait. We finally get to the front of the line and, don't you know, it wasn't even ready yet! I should say that the girls were behaving very very well the whole time, which helped. They finally get it ready and we leave, again, and head home. We get home and get pjs on and take medicine and Kaylie tells me she wants to read the library book she go from school before bed.

Ok, fine with me. We all get into Kaylie's bed. Ok, Alyssa stayed there for about 2.5 seconds and then wanted down. But, Kaylie opens the book and, much to my surprise and amazement, she started reading the book to me!!!!!!!!! My baby has learned how to read!!! OMG!!! She still needed help on a few of the words, but she read me the entire book. I cannot tell you how proud I am of this. I knew it was going to happen but the only things she was reading to me were little books that she and her classmates had put together, so I was thinking she was just remembering what the stories were.

Not so!!! I'm so excited for her and she was so happy to be able to show me that she could read. I can't wait for her to read another book to me. It was great that I was the one she wanted to share that with.

11 comments:

AnnieM said...

What a bittersweet moment. It's funny how we want them to grow up and be smart but yet want them to remain our babies forever.

Kellie said...

How awesome is that :) I'd be very proud, too...

Roxanne said...

Those kind of moments are always so special, especially when they surprise you. Yay!

Lost A Sock said...

That is so exciting!! Yeah Kaylie!! What a smarty pants!

Also, I have been there and done that with the pharmacy drop off and pick up. Is getting a prescription filled (with two kids in tow) not the biggest pain?

Happy Working Mom said...

That's so exciting that she's reading! I can't wait until that day happens with my daughter...she loves to read so much and gets so frustrated because she can't.

What The Hell Is This? said...

awww.. how sweet.. *tear*.. Love it.

Bethany said...

Good for her!

Vicki said...

Isn't that the sweetest thing? Hearing your baby read. I remember it too.

Michele_3 said...

Awh! Those are very precious moments!
I remeber when my oldest read his first book to me, I had tears in my eyes the whole time he was reading!
There's nothing better then being a proud mommy huh?
:)

Margarita said...

That totally just made me cry that she knows HOW TO READ.

Mamacita Tina said...

Excellent! Way to go Kaylie!