Thomas the Train has caused me quite a bit of trouble this week. But he also created an amazing moment, too. Let me explain.
This is my son's current AR book:
I should mention that my youngest son LOVES Thomas. Loves. Last night, Parker "stole" Luke's AR book. He was looking at the pictures and very happy. Until I told him that he would have to give the book back to Luke. He threw a tantrum as only a three year old can and ran to his room. Long story short, Parker hid Luke's book! There was a lot of frantic searching, but we finally found it in his room...buried under a bunch of trains in his toy box. Coincidence? I don't think so.
However, something very interesting happened while we have had this book. Luke has been reading to Parker in the car on the way home. He got stuck on the phrase "branch line" and evidently pointed as spelled them for me. Last night, before the Thomas book theft, Parker was "reading" to me, and when he came to the words branch line, pointed to them and asked what they were...just like Luke! I thought it was so sweet, because obviously Parker cannot read, but he was trying to be just like his big brother.
Shh, don't tell, but I'll be very happy when he takes the test tomorrow and we have something new to read! Thomas has caused too much stress around here!