Monday, February 8, 2010

Teaching runs in the family

This evening Boo spent the better part of an hour sitting with Skibo, reading words to him for him to spell, explaining why the "ey" combination in "they" sounds like "ay", and generally doing a lovely job of teaching reading to her younger brother.  It was heartwarmingly beautiful to watch, from out of sight behind a door, for fear of changing the dynamic.  If I could have figured out a way to do it without them noticing, I'd have set up the video camera for posterity.

According to LOML, her art teacher said this afternoon that Boo is wonderful, and that she is one of the ones she knows she can always turn to to help teach something.  After this evening (and similar occurrences lately) I am not surprised at all.

Yours, delighted to be surprised, but not surprised to be delighted, by my children,

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