This past weekend something incredible happened in the dorm of 8-12 year old boys. It feels like such a miracle that it could only have been an act of God. This weekend....Miguel read a whole chapter book probably for the first time in his life... voluntarily... by his own choice!! We recently had donated the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series in Spanish and we decided to bring it last Friday for the boys to try. They seemed to kind of like it so we decided we'd let them borrow it for the week to do their daily 15 minutes of reading for school. Well to our extreme shock and surprise when we came back on Monday Miguel had finished the ENTIRE book! Luckily we had brought along the second one. Upon seeing it he squealed with glee grabbed it and immediately sat down to start reading. That night after dinner he grabbed the book and curled up on his bed to read INSTEAD OF PLAYING NINTENDO 64!!
Don't you just love a good book? One that sucks you in and you just can't stop turning the pages. Miguel is 10 years old and had NEVER experienced that feeling. It was amazing to watch him get excited about reading. He even sat in the bathroom when all other boys were in bed so that he could use the light to just keep reading a few more minutes. There are 5 books in the series and he's half way through number 2. We told him if he finished all 5 we would have a giant party... but I really don't think he'll need to incentive. He's hooked :)