My boys have NEVER enjoyed reading books. I have tried and tried. I have purchase lots and lots of book. I have read to them. I have set reading times. I have tried to get them excited about reading..... but they never would do it.
In speaking with other mothers through the years, I found that I wasn't alone. Lots of boys hate reading.
I told Brady we needed to go through a week of no electronics. No TV, No Computer, No video games.... We needed to walk, bike ride, read books and see if we could do it. (we only lasted a couple of days - but it was a "good thing")
Brady picked up a book and read... I was amazed to come in and see him reading in the living room, the TV room, on his bed..... even in front of the computer.
I was giddy.... excited... surprised!! My boy is reading. Yeah!
When he finished book one.... he started right away on book two... Yes, these books have been in our book shelf for a couple of years. Sitting there... not being read.
Brady couldn't put this book down. He was soooooooo excited about the story, surprised at the twists, surprised that he couldn't figure it out...
He has been begging to tell me all about it. But, I don't want him to - because I need to read them.
He told me that he finally understands my need to talk to someone about the Twilight books when I was reading them.
The BEST thing is that my Brady is FINALLY a READER!! Yippee!! I think that once you get the bug - you never lose your desire to be lost in a book.
I came home to a note on the kitchen counter:
Mom, I finished book 2 today. Please go to the store and pick up the next one.
Aaaaahhh -- how cute is that?
We went to the store and picked up the next two.
Thank you Brandon Mull for making my son a READER!