An incident from this past weekend: Saturday morning, Alex wanted me to read him some books. I didn’t have the energy to do it at the time, so I suggested, “Why don’t you read the books instead?” I put him in the rocking chair and gave him a couple of books. What really surprised me is that he’d open the book and then say a phrase from that page in the book. It had been several days since we’d read some of the books. With the book Cleo in the Snow, he said, “Cleo wakes, cleo yawns” on the first page, and then turned to the page where the sled crashes and went, “Oh no!” For The Cat in the Hat, he said “Cold, cold, cold” on the first page, and then said “Look at me! Look at me!” when he turned to the pages of the cat jumping up and down on the ball.
I guess he’s paying attention when we read to him after all!