Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Overheard

While I was folding laundry, I overheard Eamon reading Calvin and Hobbes to his brother and sister. He loves this comic. When Eamon's hair was a bit longer, he would scrunch it Calvin style. His stuffed tiger is named Hobbes. I think he even fancies himself a bit like the mischievous Calvin.

As I listened I was so impressed. Eamon is typically reluctant to read to anyone even though he has been reading for a long time. (I am not really sure if he began reading at age 4 or 5. He just seems to have always been a reader). With all that he reads, he declines whenever I ask him to read aloud. He always insists that he doesn't read well to others. As I listened, I smiled as he used different voices for Calvin, Hobbes and the parents. He had amazing inflection and story-telling finesse. His audience was enraptured.

As he read, I could hear all three of them laughing together. His voice, combined with each peal of  laughter, was truly music. I peeked around the corner and saw them huddled together enjoying this closeness as well as a few oranges. I hesitated taking a photo fearing I would disturb their moment together. I am so glad he read to them and that they listened.

12 comments:

  1. <3 we love calvin and hobbes here too.

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  2. Hobbes is the name my grandson named his latest stuffed animal--very popular comic!! What a sweet picture you captured!!!

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  3. Aw, that sounds beautiful :)

    I started reading really young and have always been a reader. I also don't like to read aloud, I read faster than I speak so I end up stumbling over the words.

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  4. What a very attentive big brother! I love the pile of orange peels, I thought my children were the only one's who did that! :)

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    1. Somehow they ate a whole box of cuties while reading.

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  5. So sweet...and look at those clemetines! My girls like to read Tintin together, I bet if you haven't gotten them yet, your son would love them, too. It's also in comic style.

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    1. We just returned a few Tintin books to the library. You are right - they do love them

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  6. So cute! We have not explored comic books too much yet...maybe next library trip.

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  7. I love the pile of oranges! You can never get enough citrus this time of year, right?

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  8. Such a sweet moment you captured. My oldest loves to read her dad's old Calvin and Hobbes books when we visit grandma and grandpa. Although I think much of it goes over her head.
    Love that pile of oranges!

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  9. "A few oranges..." lol that's a lot more than a few!!! I love seeing that he's comfortable enough with his siblings to read to them... and he obviously has had something modeling how to use a different voice for different characters (way to go mama)!! You captured such a precious, special moment!! Thanks for sharing! It made my day!

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  10. Such a wonderfully sweet moment. Thank you for sharing!

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