“That’s funny,” my friend said, turning the sign on our restaurant table back and forth, “it says ‘Reverse’ but there’s nothing on the other side.” He was a bright law-student known for his wit, so I waited a moment before venturing to tell him the sign read ‘Reserved’. He laughed good-naturedly, explaining that he had dyslexia then told me how he approached his studies with it.
Years later, when we learned our youngest son was dyslexic, I saw how that first encounter with dyslexia prepared me with all the “can dos” rather than the “cannots” associated with it. I also trusted Charlotte Mason’s observation that “every child has been discovered to be a person of infinite possibilities” and the simplicity that each child sits down to the same “abundant and delicate feast.” So, while my son might take smaller portions and longer to chew, he’s never been stuck with a kiddie-menu.
He’s a high schooler now and the stars have aligned to that magic moment when the Regency era is studied and Jane Austen is on the literary menu. ❦
He has the entire school year, rather than a term, to enjoy ‘Pride and Prejudice’. I introduced the book with a short biographical sketch of the author rather than having him read an entire biography on his own and read the first chapter aloud to him. He continues the reading, with various narrations, but I still read aloud chapters here and there as asked. My boy recently exuded that it’s one of the best books he’s ever read. ❦
Understandably, the degrees of dyslexia vary, but if you have any questions regarding his CM-education, please ask, as I hope our story offers light to you.
Welcoming yet another member to the family congrats to my Sis and Bro in-law for the arrival of Sara Singh. This is a photo after I bottle fed here before she went to sleep. Excited to the bright future she will have. And for all of our friends that are reproducing (lmao) excited for you as well. #niece#ilovekids#newbornphotography#babysara#sarasingh
Beautifully designed books by @sarasinghillustration and page flags by @girlofallwork make Wednesdays more bearable. I don’t think I’ve posted these editions since 2013? I would love to see Sara Singh design more covers.
Last night our team had the opportunity to join Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and Humber River-Black Creek local Candidate Tom Rakosevic to discuss auto insurance issues 🚗💰🎉
Check out our full coverage in the April edition of #snapdnorthyork 📰💥📸
My grandmother is a die-hard fan of mystery novels but this fall I talked her into doing a buddy read of both “Pride and Prejudice” and “Emma” with me. It was so.much.fun. and I fully plan to reciprocate with an Agatha Christie of her choosing.
There was an article about this extinct plant yesterday on BBC. According to Wikipedia: "Silphium (also known as silphion, laserwort, or laser) was a plant that was used in classical antiquity as a seasoning and as a medicine. It was the essential item of trade from the ancient North African city of Cyrene, and was so critical to the Cyrenian economy that most of their coins bore a picture of the plant." People were insane for it like cats for catnip. #sarasinghillustration#botanicaldrawing#penandinkdrawing#sarasingh