Do Not Disturb – The Future

A future logophile in her natural state.

Her special secret place of comfort and word enchantment.

Meet my oldest step-daughter tucked away inside – not just a Dora tent – but a land of imagination flowing with nouns, conjunctions, and adjectives.

Maybe she doesn’t know all those technical terms…..well……she’s only six……..she’s only in first grade (No doubt she knows most of them). A master in the making. A budding connoisseur of language.

She did not select a picture book from her Dad’s library. She picked a chapter book. Why? Well, isn’t it obvious? This is mini logophile – better known as a lover of words.

Why else would she maneuver a Dora tent into the hallway taking in great gulps of nouns while lounging with her head on a fuzzy pink pillow? Wielding a flashlight to not miss a single letter. No other reason I tell you. That little brain is bigger than her head. Which explains the four stitches she currently displays in the back. Actually, that was from falling off a playground slide, but truly consider the handicap of a future logophile. An extraordinary head – unbalanced and full of words

She is all patched up and okay. She is still reading chapter books with a vengeance. Tough and smart (grace will come) – what a combination.

I can’t wait to see what this kid will do.

And? I really hope I’ll still be able to talk with her (ha!).

14 thoughts on “Do Not Disturb – The Future

  1. Sounds likemy kind of girl ๐Ÿ™‚ I whipped through chapter books at that age! The one thing everyone remembers about me at that age is that I always had my head stuck in a book! I wish I were more diligent these days…I hope she keeps it up!

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  2. I was exactly like that at her age, and my love affair with words has never ended. My husband actually gets jealous of books sometimes. I think he might consider Jane Austen an enemy!
    I may go home, build a tent and climb in with my boys for a read-a-thon!

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