Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A milestone

Tonight my Ike was playing school. It has taken us almost 7 years to get to this point. My husband and I looked at each other as he directed Mike to sit down and listen to the story he was going to read him. What started this?

We adopted a dog about a month ago and Ike has been so attentive to her needs. On the first night we had her, she started to shake and whimper and Ike was so upset that she was scared. He decided that he would read and sing to her to make her feel better. Since then I have found him sitting down reading her books several times. I can only assume that this is what brought us to this amazing imaginative play. It was spontaneous, no prompting from an adult. Needless to say his parents didn't have dry eyes. It may have taken awhile, but it was so worth the wait!


AOlson said...

A million times worth the wait, I bet! Wonderful. Just wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Brittany H. said...

We have contemplated getting a dog or cat (Claire loves animals). This is a reminder that I should revisit that idea!