Friday, August 29, 2008

Why Johnny Can't Read

It has become apparent to me why boys have a more difficult time with learning to read. Over the last year, I worked with William to learn his letters and beginning reading. He showed some interest, but it soon petered out, and each day was a struggle. I decided to wait until he showed more interest - which was today.

He now has great interest in learning to read words that have meaning and interest for him. Useful words like fart, butt, and poop. Now, he practices on the white board writing these all important words and what sound "ar" and "oo" make. He also has become quite adept at illustrating his writing. It seems Johnny can read - if the words are worth reading.


Packsaddle said...

Do not be deceived by little Johnny's alleged juvenile behavior.

To the unqualified observer, it may appear his primitve infatuation with bodily emissions and waste discharge simply reflects his ancestral ties to all other human males.

However, for those of us who have highly-specialized training in being a guy, his mannerisms are actually quite impressive and clearly demonstrate an early interest in the medical industry, more specifically, the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the colon, rectum, and anus.

As a matter of fact, it is my professional opinion that little Johnny is now ready for some advanced training in being a guy, such as creating disturbing sounds with his armpit.

Junosmom said...

Funny you should mention that, Pack. He is quite disturbed that his best friend can already make those impressive sounds not only with his armpits, but by flapping his legs back and forth, causing his knee-pits to also sound off. Perhaps you are saying he can become a gastroenterologist and support me in my dotage? At any rate, I am happy to now have another qualified expert in all things about being a guy.

pita-woman said...

Ah, so it was just a matter of finding what piqued his interest. Mayhaps you could find a reference book that deals with the subject of feces, methane gases, oh, and let's not forget chickens. He's liable to become a regular bookworm. ;)

Packsaddle said...

Proctology, actually.

Camflock said...

Packsaddle and Junosmom,
Both your comments had me laughing enough to draw the attention of my tween daughter.

Keep them coming.

Arby said...

If paddlesack hasn't already done so, it is time to issue your little guy his man-card!


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