The other day, my 4.5 year old was strolling around the house, kinda bored. I heard him walk into this room and shuffle with this and that.
I heard a swish and a thump, and I knew he was playing with his tissue box.
I was about to mention loudly that tissue boxes are not toys, when I suddenly heard him talking to himself.
“DUH… OH… CUH… D–O–C. DOC? DOC! HEY MUM! THIS SAYS DOC!” He ran out of his room waving his tissue box, and a silly grin on his face.
Whoa! He read his first word! Unprompted!
I was beside myself! I was floating with pride – it was such an awesome parental moment.