Monday, March 16, 2009

Reading per Hannah...

Thank goodness that I love this child to bits and pieces!!! Hannah has been able to read since she was 3, in the past 2 years GETTING her to read to us has been a challenge. She will read to Lindsay or she will "struggle" through a pre-reader and start crying about how hard it is or she will just sit there and stare blankly at the pages and tell us she DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO READ! She is a challenge. Everything else I can get her to back down from. This I cannot. So we walked away from reading for a while. Last week she read me a book. I gave her much positive praise the hole shebang. I repeatedly told her how proud I was of her. Then I asked her...

Me: Hannah, why won't you read to me when I ask you to?
Hannah: You do not give me everything that I want.
Me: Yes Hannah I am aware of that because it will teach you in the long run to earn things and that you can't have everything you want in that moment.
Hannah: With all do respect Mommy, then why should I give you everything that you want?

Wow! I will say I had to walk away for a moment because she has a valid arguement. However we have since discussed the fact that she needs to respect me and do as I say....

As of today she is no longer able to read. *Rolls Eyes*

***UPDATE*** AS I was typing this she was downstairs. She read 3 pathetically easy books to Darren. AH! That child of mine. She MIGHT be the death of me.

4 comments:

Lynn said...

ROFL.....

Kristen said...

Oh my goodness, that is the funniest thing I ever heard!!! Those children of yours have quite the vocabulary. ;-)

Carie said...

She is an angel ;)

Jessica said...

Oh my Hannah!!!