On weekend mornings you can find the whole Pease bunch huddled in the big bed. I think that's the way it is for everyone isn't it? We cuddle and we talk about what we want to do that day. This morning I had the pleasure of sleeping in. That was sure nice.
As I was laying there, I could hear the kids out with Jonathan talking and playing. Then I heard Eli coming down the hall screaming "I'm going to show mom!"
He wanted to show me how he wrote his name. With an extra "H" for horse, "T" for toucan, 3 "S's" for Solomon and a "D" for dolphin. The letters were all "holding hands". This has been a blessing, having Eli so interested in letters. Except for one thing. Solomon has been slow to learn his letters and read. I've been worried but sure that he would learn them when he was absolutely ready. You may remember when I brought Solomon home to learn a few years ago.
Anyway, I mentioned that "D" is also the first letter in the word dragon. Well Eli thought that was the cat's pajamas. I can't tell you how much he loves his pet dragon. Then Solomon slipped away and came back with his clipboard. He had written the word "dragon" on the paper! For the first time he actually sounded out a word and wrote it down. I tried not to be too excited but as I'm writing this, I feel the emotions welling up inside me. It's been a long haul. Lots of worrying, lots of movement therapy and drives to California for his cranial sacral therapy.
What I have been seeing lately is Solomon being proud to show Eli the things he knows. Solomon is a very helpful, patient and sweet big brother. I guess it's all going to work out the way it was supposed to work out.
I can't wait to see how this all unfolds in the next couple of weeks. So fitting that the new year is here with all its possibilites!
Happy New Year to you!! xoxo