Brody brought home a reading challenge (read 6 hours for fun and get a free Six Flags ticket). He asked if he could read a chapter book for his fun reading time. I told him to pick out one of the ones from the bin in his room and he said, "No...I want to read The Chronicles of Narnia!" What?!? I told him that was probably too difficult of a book for him to read...that it was written in old English and he might not understand a lot of the words. He said, "But I liked listening to it when you were reading it to me last year." (I started reading the 1st book in the series "The Magician's Nephew" sometime last year...but there were a lot of times where I would change a big word into something that he'd understand.) He was so insistent that I finally said, "Ok! If you end up not liking it then we can pick something else to read." We headed back to his room and for the next hour he read The Magician's Nephew out loud to me. I was shocked! I only had to help him with a few words! The time went by so fast as we were both engrossed in the story he was reading to me. Barrett came in to listen and actually fell asleep listening to his brother read. When we got to the end of the chapter, I told Brody we'd have to quit for the night and we were both shocked to see he'd been reading for an hour!
When I went back to the living room Mike asked if I'd been reading to Brody. When I told him that Brody was reading to me he looked at me with a shocked look on his face and said, "Our KINDERGARTNER is reading The Chronicles of Narnia?!?!? What?!?" Seriously! I was thinking the same thing. Wow!