My son is a very good reader. As soon as he could talk, he’s just always picked up and memorized words. So reading time is a favorite of his school days. Every morning, he’s allowed to select a book from their shelves to bring home and read at night, which he does before bed. Except he likes to choose the same crop of 4 books.
I think we’ve read How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? at least 20 times. And he hasn’t even been attending kindergarten for 2 full months yet.
As you can imagine, while Jedi could continue on with old reliable each and every night, the rest of us are getting a little tired of hearing the same thing read over and over. Both his father and I have made it a point of repeatedly telling him to pick something new, something different, not this again.
The other day, Jedi returned home from school with his normal backpack attire. Inside was his notebook, a bunch of crumpled worksheets, and the protective bag used to store his book from the class shelf. I pulled it out, expecting the familiar dinosaur-graced cover as always. But there was a calendar instead.
My son brought home a 2011 Illinois Power of Coal calendar.
“Why did you bring home a calendar?”, I asked him.
With a smile, he replied, “You told me to bring home something different and it was on the shelf with the books”.
Well, it’s definitely different. Smart a…