It’s a beautiful fall day, probably the last of the year. I had a brilliant idea: I would invite my little guy to do his reading lesson outside. Perhaps this would give him a spark to actually enjoy his reading lesson. His reading is so slow and laborious, sprinkled with complaints, rabbit-trails, and emotional sighs. So, what do you do with a little boy, almost 8, who hates to read…and doesn’t really want to learn to read?
Right away I noticed Caleb was a little more excited about doing his lesson, but the excitement didn’t last long. It wasn’t long before he was upset and distracted again, “Aargh. WHY do I have to do this??? <*dramatic sigh*>” Suddenly our pet kitty, Chloe, hopped up on the picnic table, determined to brighten Caleb’s gloomy outlook. At first Caleb was just annoyed by this furry interruption (as was I).