Monday, November 10, 2008
Busy with her book
I was cooking dinner when Chakisae found herself a book and settled into the most comfortable chair in the house. I stopped her "reading" to ask if she wanted me to help her put a CD in the player. She was happy for the music but a bit annoyed that she was kept from her literary pursuits.
"Now can I get back to my reading?" she said.
This was followed a few minutes later with, "Can you tell Dad I busy and I reading, and he can't talk to me?"
Quite a display of concentration for someone who can't actually read. But not out of character for a kid who sometimes takes along a tattered copy of Harry Potter when I suggest she grab a book (I think she figures if Ben reads it, she can, too).
It did make me smile to watch be so focused on the pages -- even if she had no idea what they said.