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They grow up so quickly

Saturday, January 26, 2013

The cold weather here in the northeast has put a kaposh on most of my exercise. I'm making a point of going to the gym tomorrow, but otherwise (with the exception of Thurs Swim lesson) its been pretty pathetic here. The pity-party continues: evolutionary eating patterns are kicking in too, I've been craving and eating hot, caloric things. You can only heat your insides with tea for so long before they kick at you and demand TOAST and CHEESE and BEEF.

But anyway, I wanted to celebrate two important events in my son's life which have nothing to do with weight loss and exercise, but are kind of momentous.

1) He started reading chapter books this week. The Mouse and the Motorcycle, The Chalkbox Kid and vol 1&2 of the Magic Tree House series. Encyclopedia Brown is in progress. In one week. Clearly, when it comes to books in this house, we dont mess around.

2) Friday, he lost his first tooth (intentionally; one was knocked out a year ago after a series of gravity accidents). Child has decided that he wants to save his money for "A Real Camera" not a hand-me-down or a kids camera. He wants a real one. And he had me write a letter to the Tooth Fairy to save up his money until he looses enough teeth.

Of course today he did wake me up by piling every single stuffed animal he owns on my head.....
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ARIZONAMARY 2/8/2013 2:03PM

    My kids love reading also. They even read on the weekends because they enjoy it so much.

Have you looked into the Geronimo Stilton series?

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MISSIFISH 2/2/2013 9:36PM

    Chapter books are a big deal! I love encyclopedia brown so much, but I never could get either of my girls into him. Bummer.

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LENLEN3 1/29/2013 11:09AM

    I love parents who encourage/support the love of reading in their children. The world needs more of you :3

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PMRUNNER 1/28/2013 8:49AM

    Yay! My oldest daughter loves to read and has her first loose tooth too! Fun times!

One of the nice things about her reading is now she is doing some of the reading to her younger brother and sister too. Watching them read together is so nice (and makes up for all the fighting and teasing that they inevitably get into).

Enjoy and love your little boy!

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ROXYZMOM 1/27/2013 7:44PM

    So much fun!! I miss that with my sons - they are all grown up now. Glad you are enjoying every moment!

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BIGPAWSUP 1/27/2013 10:04AM

    Congrats to your son.


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KIMBERLY_Y 1/27/2013 9:23AM

    So much fun to watch these precious moments. Thanks for sharing. I am freezing here with you. Burned some calories yesterday playing in the snow with my girls. I actually worked up a sweat! emoticon

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DOGLADY13 1/27/2013 8:41AM

    I love the wake up call, but even more so that you were the one awakened and not me!

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EASTENDCLAM 1/27/2013 8:11AM

    ... and it gets faster! Mine graduated college and I'm "Can't be, aren't they high school sophomores or something?"

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AUTUMNBRZ 1/27/2013 7:07AM

    I loved Encyclopedia Brown!! :)

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OVERWORKEDJANET 1/27/2013 6:47AM

    I love when kids can get their teeth into reading!

Camera is a cool idea. It's great to see their views.
I received one as a gift one Christmas, I was a few years older than he, and it sparked my lifelong passion for photography.
Go, little photographer, go!

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KRISZTA11 1/27/2013 5:27AM

    Thanks for sharing these important moments!
You reminded me of the times when my own kids were you young...
Sweet times!

I too need hot meals in the winter...
Luckily, I love steamed (or microwaved) broccoli and cauliflowers, so I can add a huge portion to my dinners.

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CINERICIA 1/26/2013 9:17PM

    In my head, I said "aww." Those are amazing and sweet milestones. Might I humbly suggest "A Series of Unfortunate Events" for future reading?

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LESLIELENORE 1/26/2013 9:11PM

    Wow, big moments!

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/26/2013 8:03PM

    No, duh! Hug him tight! emoticon

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