Monday night Ben and I were looking at a board book and instead of doing it myself, I decided to hold out the page to see if Ben would turn it. Up until now he's just banged books around and chewed on them, like everything else. But Monday night he wrapped his chubby fingers around the page, turned it and then let go. At first I thought it was a fluke, but he's been doing it for two days!
This makes me infinitely happy, not only because it means he's an absolute GENIUS, but also because I'm so looking forward to sharing my favorite books with him. I have big plans for his bedtime stories, once he's old enough. First Harry Potter, then Tiffany Aching and then The Hobbit. Later I can introduce him to Douglas Adams, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett and Margaret Atwood. Turning pages in board books is his first step on a hopefully lifelong love affair with reading.