What we have here is a picture of a boring ol' flower light on the wall. That wall is next to New Kid's bed. And the light went up today. It has been planned for some time but it not being hung was not a product of my procrastination. New Kid was in charge of when the light was to be hung.
That light next to New Kid's bed means that New Kid is a reader! She was told months ago, when she first asked for a flower light like Pickle has, that as soon as the books came home from school she could have a light. Well, the books came home last week and she is a real reader. She still has troubles with some sounds but is blowing through books already. She doesn't quite have the ridiculously voracious appetite for the written word like The Boy has but she can read on her own and that is where it all starts.