So I have decided to start Proud Mama Thursday. I don't know how many people will follow suit, but I am going to try! Every Thursday I am going to try to post something specifically to a Parker-achievement of the week. Here is the first one.
I was talking to Jen the other day in my room and I could hear Parker making letter sounds. A couple minutes later he came running in my room with a sheet of paper held high telling me to look at the words he wrote. The first one was b-o-and a backwards g. The second one was supposed to be octopus, but it only had 4 letters. But the third word was very clear and perfect. B-o-x. Box. He had thought of the sounds, made the connection to the proper letter and then successfully translated it to paper. I know, it doesn't sound like much, but think about how huge that is! He has written words before, but they were words he has memorized like Ohio, Parker, Mom....simple words that he has known for a while. But this is new! And he knows the letter X, which is harder than most of them. I can't even express how proud I was/am of him when he did that....I think it is amazing! Then about 1/2 hour later I heard him rummaging around with toys. We have a policy about toys in the living room, he is only supposed to get out one kind of toy at a time.....you can imagine how unsuccessful that is most of the time, but anyway....I heard him getting stuff out so I headed to the living room to remind him of the rule. And there he was, floor cleaned up. He looked up at me and said, "Don't worry, I picked up all the Lego's before I am getting my cars out." He got his star sticker for that night early......so proud :)