Nicholas has decided that he will read within the next month. His friend informed him that she's finished her phonics primer and can read now, so he's motivated. He's been my slowest to learn to read (a combination of my health circumstances and his non-interest), but he's been my most colorful.
Nicholas (reading a Sonlight I Can Read It! book): "Mom! This book has curse words in it!!"
Nicholas: "Here!! It has curse words!"
Me: "Those are italics, Nick."
Nicholas (sounding slightly disappointed): "Oh."
In the past couple of weeks, he's read "sh!t" for "sit" and "p!ss" for "sips". While teaching a child to read isn't rocket science, it can be frustrating and mind-numbing. He's definitely found a way to make me pay attention while he's reading to me.