Good heavens! A newsy day

First off:

Guess what Rhys can do?

If you guessed "read the Bob Books," you are correct!

My little allergic-to-phonics (good goin’, kid… me too), reading-resistant guy had had just about enough of "Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons." As had I. So as he fidgeted on the couch last week during another interminable round of "say-it-fast," I asked him:

"Rhys, would you like to stop using this book for a while and find another way to learn to read?"

He didn’t say "Hell yes," but he would’ve if he had known the idiom.

So the next day we broke out Bob Books First! And within about 20 minutes, he had read the first and second books. All. By. Himself.

*and there was much rejoicing*


Our friends Trevor and Warren have a band. It is called the Jones/Adams Duo. Their first show is tonight, and Trevor asked me to write a press release for them. I lagged on doing it, and eventually Trevor gave up on me. But then I felt terrible and put one together real quick-like. Trevor sent it to the local media outlets… and got a call from someone at the GJ Free Press who wanted to pick up the story.


So this the front page of the entertainment section of today’s Free Press:
Do It Yourself… and Do It Loud!

(Yes, I know it should be "loudly." But oh well… we will pick no nits today.)

Thirdly: Remember the Knowledge Bowl I did last year? Well, it’s that time again. Teddy’s Neighbors is (are?) returning with a 50%-new team and a fierce hunger for victory. To be sated beginning at noon tomorrow. Woo-hoo! Exciting stuff!

About Molly Newman

Writer, cook and trivia/spelling bee hostess, living it up in North Portland.
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7 Responses to Good heavens! A newsy day

  1. Melissa says:

    Good for your little guy!

  2. yay!! we love the bob books, too!

  3. Herm says:

    Can Mat sit? Mat sat.
    Yay, Rhysie. He is a genius. I always said that he takes after me, and those are TOTALLY my favorite books. I just finished the series.

  4. deb says:

    Woo Hoo!! Way to go! and by the way, Happy Birthday, Blog!

  5. Amy Sorensen says:

    Awww…my little birthday twin is reading. That’s fantastic!

  6. Jill S says:

    Thanks for sharing the information on the BOB books. I think I’m going to get a set for my nephew.

  7. Gwyn says:

    So… did the Knowledge Bowl go? Inquiring minds and all that.
    I’ve heard lots of kids do well with Bob. Go Rhys!

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