YOUR BABY CAN READ!
Alcoholly has called me twice these past few days insisting that she buy, "Your Baby Can Read!" for my kids. Evidently she saw an informercial where 2 year olds were reading chapter books. She only asks that I teach Luke first so that "he will not be embarrassed when his little 9 month old brother begins reading before he does!"
Indeed, this "Your Baby Can Read!" program really does sounds incredible. Imagine, Charlie will be reading before he is even talking! Perhaps Charlie is reading right now and we don't even know it because he doesn't talk yet.
All joking aside, I'm debating whether or not I will accept her generous gift. The "program" is really a DVD that your baby watches over and over again. After spending months being brainwashed into reading a series of words off the television, your baby can read... a series of words off the television! Amazing!
Of course, I could accept her gift and not use it, but then what do I do when she asks Charlie to read her a book the next time we visit? If Charlie is unable to read the book to her, she'll think her money has gone to waste, or even worse, that he's stupid. The last thing I need is for my little baby to feel stupid just because he can't read by the time he's 18 months old.