The other day Ben disappeared into his room for a while before finding me and presenting me with a note he wrote all by himself. He’s getting really good at de-constructing words and sounding them out but he usually needs a little prompting to do something like this. This was the first time he had ever done this all by himself.

“WE YHD 2 D FREZ” Ben (very excited and hopeful): “Daddy, can you read it?” Me: “Um, sorry buddy but I can’t. What does it say?” Ben: “We watched the Tour De France. Did I get it right?”

I was very proud of him. He’s so ready for Kinder in a few weeks.