After lunch, he told me it was time. "Time for what?", I inquired. "Time for you to find all the letters!", he told me with much enthusiasm. This is what I found...
There were letters in the living room. There were letters in the dining room. There were letters in the kitchen. There were letters in the hallway. There were letters in the playroom. There were letters on the stairs. My initial thought was "Wow! This is really cool and creative!", but unfortunately, that thought was followed by "Wow! This is going to take a long time to clean up!" I can't help it. I try to ignore those thoughts, but I like things neat, so they just find their way into my brain.
Luckily, I ignored that thought, and focused on just how excited my kid was about these letters. Despite the list of "things to do", I decided to just go with it. "Want to make your very own alphabet book?", I asked a shocked Dylan. "WE CAN DO THAT?!", he shouted.
And, that is how "Dylan's ABC Book" came to be.
"A is a A. A is 4 Apple. Even the A says AH"
I wrote what he told me on each page, and I really mean exactly what he told me, which is how I got such gems as "The K is the K"?, and "The Y is always cheerful"?
When we had finished the completed book, the look on his face was utterly priceless. To give you an idea of just how happy he was with his book... he told me "Mommy, thank you for helping me make my book! You're my BEST FRIEND!" Previously, I was told (quite frequently) that I was Number 2 on his list.
Want to guess what we are finishing today, after his nap? Here's a hint... I found this in my kitchen...