January 1, 2011

I like Green Eggs and Ham

For as long as I can remember we have been reading bedtime stories to Swee’Pea and TheMonk. That 15 to 20 minutes of reading might be my favorite part of the day. I genuinely miss it when I have to work late or we skip reading time because we’re late getting to bed.

In the past six months, something cool has begun to take shape. While I read, Swee’Pea and TheMonk have been following the words as I read them. A few months back they began to shout out words as they recognized them (which is kinda distracting when you’re trying to read, but I’ll let it go this time) and it has been more and more evident that they can read a lot of words.

Over the past few years, we have read quite a bit. We cheer on Madeline and Finklehopper Frog. We learn Fancy words from Nancy and worry about that hobo ant on the railroad track AND on the parking lot. We say goodnight to the moon and listen in on loving words between Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare.

But one of my favorites is good old Dr. Suess. We enjoy Cat in the Hat, The Thinks You Can Think and Wocket in My Pocket, but my absolute favorite is Green Eggs and Ham.  I can read that book over and over again.  In my mind it is one of the best books ever written.  And, it seems, TheMonk likes it a lot too.  He chose Green Eggs and Ham as the first book he ever read to Mommy and Daddy.


  1. Go TheMonk!! How exciting!

    Comment by ~a — January 1, 2011 @ 9:52 pm

  2. The cuteness!

    Comment by kathygee1 — January 2, 2011 @ 1:03 am

  3. He has good literary taste…Good Job

    Comment by Grandmother — January 2, 2011 @ 9:41 pm

  4. That’s great! Clare is 9 and we still read together whenever we can. Happy New Year! I’ll try to come around more often in 2011.

    Comment by Darren — January 6, 2011 @ 4:32 am

  5. It’s been fun to go back and rediscover some of the classic beginner stories with Rerun, since Ane has moved on to chapter books and Tad just wants to read science books on sharks. My new favorites right now are Sandra Boynton’s “Little Pookie” books.

    So… can we have a new post? Please? :)

    Comment by Deanna — January 13, 2011 @ 9:07 am

  6. Good job Monk!

    Comment by Aunt Raina — February 5, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

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