Shortly after Abby started school she was talking about “popcorn words” (very small words that “pop up” often) and pointing them out to us in signs and books. Last week she came home with the first of these “sight words” (and, as you can see, we dutifully hung them on the fridge, as instructed). Last weekend she came home with a borrowed book and read it to us. Granted, it was pretty repetitive and she’s been “reading” books to us for a year or more by remembering the stories and then relaying them back to us, but now she’s asking me to slow down when reading new books so that she can try some of the words!

One part of me is so proud of her, one part of me is screaming “Where’d my baby go?!?”

But I’m grateful that she is excited about finding the words.