Oh, yes, it's nearing the end of summer. How do I know? Because my son has had ALMOST enough time to learn how to press all my buttons at once. But it backfired on him today, in a great way. While looking for a movie to watch - even though I had told him we weren't going to watch a movie during the day because he really CAN get through the day without his face glued to some kind of screen - he discovered this Star Wars paperback. It was on the shelf, next to the family friendly dvd's.
All he said was "Wow."
Then it was dead silent in our house for over an hour. At about the half hour mark, he managed to climb up into the giant comfy chair, where he read upside down for another half hour. I'm marking it down on my calendar. Today is the day he first got completely lost in a book. He has always loved to read, but it's always done at bedtime - it's hard to get him to do it during the day for some reason. We read at night, and he's always begging for "just one more chapter", but during the day he gives reading the cold shoulder.
I don't know if he'll ever do it again - I DO know I can't tell him to, because that's a surefire way to make sure he'll never pick up another book - but I'm going to see if I can strategically place more inviting reading materials amongst our movies and computer games.