Friday, February 24, 2012


Do you know Natalie Merchant's song "Wonder"?  I love is one of those songs that just rings of Dakin to me when I hear it.  Especially this week.  Here is the chorus:

'O, I believe
Fate smiled and destiny
Laughed as she came to my cradle:
"Know this child will be able"
Laughed as my body she lifted
"Know this child will be gifted"
With love, with patience and with faith
[He]'ll make h[is] way.'

I am now proud to say that I am the mother of a not-quite-four-and-a-half-year-old who can READ.

Yep.  Read.  He has known his letters and sounds for a while now, and on Wednesday we put it all together.  He read.  He sounded out words like 'fat' and 'box' and 'mom', and the more he did it, the less he had to sound out: he was sight reading them. 

So someone just needs to call up Harvard and tell them that Dakin is coming.  In 14 years: get ready.

(Still no USB cord...sorry for no pics!!)


Junior said...

wow, way to go Dakin, you are one very smart boy.

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Bethany said...

Dakin, you are awesome and amazing!! And did I mention smart? I am proud of you for putting together the pieces of reading so early and I can only imagine how proud you mommy must be! You are a rockstar!!

Sapna said...

That is AWESOME!!! So cool!!

I apologize for not keeping up lately. My house is like a circus right now with both kids and work. One of these days or months I will finally catch up on all my reading and then update my blog as well! Take care!