It was worth the wait, because he's now happily doing all of those things and the one, arguably most important thing, that he's been avoiding the most: reading.
At the beginning of the school year, he would struggle to finish five pages in 20 minutes. Last night, he read all 50 pages of Red Fish, Blue Fish in under 10. That's a long freakin' book and I'm incredibly proud of how hard he's worked on his reading to get there.
But that's only the tip of the iceberg. At school this week, they were working on writing persuasive letters. Apparently, Finn's was for me. I've included both a photo & a transcript translated into common English, since while his reading is great, his spelling might still be a little advanced for many of you.
Dear Famous Blogger,
Can I have an iPad?
#1: Because you have two.
#2: I won't have to bug you any more.
#3: Why do you need two?
#4: What will you do with the other one?
So please can I have an iPad?
It's tough to argue with that logic. I think the kid just earned himself an iPad - the old one, of course. After all, why do I need two?
Now I apparently need to write a persuasive letter of my own. The topic? "The Importance of Flushing Your Poop."