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April 17, 2010

Rowan’s reading is really coming along in a major way now. Lots of working hard and really trying to read most things that come her way.

A really good friend of ours came to visit a couple of weeks ago and brought with her some reading books that her little boy has outgrown. He’s actually 6 weeks younger than Rowan but has just grasped reading in an amazing way and is reading at the level of an 8 year old.

So … we were reading one of these books the other day and she was doing brilliantly …


A little boy is walking round his (presumably) family farm and offering all the animals something for breakfast.

On most of the double pages all that is written is  “I went to see the cows/sheep/goats” etc. and on the opposite page” ‘Breakfast’ I said” or “I said ‘Breakfast!’ ” under a picture of him feeding the various animals.

She was reading it really well and is starting to understand that it’s OK just to recognise some words such as ‘see’ or ‘to’ ‘the’ and so on rather than having to actually read it every time.

But – we got to the last page and the format changed and her confidence wavered.

The little boy was sitting down to his own breakfast – after gathering some eggs from (again presumably) their own hens.

What it said

In a thought bubble …. ‘I like eggs’


“I like Breakfast … I am hungry”

WHat Rowan said:

Breakfast makes me really horny.


BN had to leave the room and the only memory I have of the few minutes after that, is wiping tears from my face 🙂

7 Comments leave one →
  1. April 18, 2010 12:19 am

    0_o… just… 0_o

  2. April 18, 2010 12:20 am

    BTW… you should def enter that:
    there be prizes… 😉

  3. April 18, 2010 6:31 am

    You’re gonna print this post and show it to her first boyfriend, right?

  4. April 18, 2010 8:26 am

    Where did she learn that phrase I wonder…

  5. nutty mummy permalink
    April 18, 2010 10:10 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever proclaimed to like breakfast that much!!!!

  6. April 18, 2010 8:47 pm

    Call Social Services 😉

  7. Mancais permalink
    April 30, 2010 3:42 pm

    Very funny

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