After reading this post at Afterthoughts, I was debating finding more of the Bob books for First Son (we have the first set), now that we're nearing the end of the first 100 reading lessons. But now I'm not so sure...Yesterday, as I ran around trying to get breakfast cleared and laundry back to some semblance of order after the washing machine fiasco last week, I stumbled over him (almost literally) studiously reading Frog and Toad Are Friends out loud to his sisters. I hadn't even had a chance to read it to him yet, though heard it twice on CD from the library.
At the end, he said to me, "You were right, Mom! If I do my reading lessons, reading is easy!"
I hope I can remember how elated I felt hearing that when I hit my first horrible homeschooling moment.
I want to create a first 100 book list for First Son, too. I think it'll be fun for him to look back on it when he's grown. I'm not going to write down Frog and Toad, though, until he's had a chance to read it to me.
By the way, the CD we had from the library was read by the author. He was wonderful, of course. The Frog and Toad stories are short and funny, just perfect for First Son (and the rest of us). These are the kinds of books I hope to use to fill our days, books that are worthwhile in themselves and just incidentally are early readers. Brandy's post was a great place to start and I'm very thankful!