In an effort to keep Maxwell reading this summer, I challenged him to read 100 books. Considering how competitive he is, I knew this would be right up his alley! I really had no idea how long it would take him but it turned out to be the perfect amount of books to try and read in 3 months. There were some days he read a few, some days he read none, but it mostly kept him reading at least one book out loud to us before bed every night. Some of the books were easy for him, some of the books were really hard for him, but he read all 100 himself! I am SO PROUD of him! and I think he’s pretty darn proud of himself too!
He asked if he could take his list of 100 books to show his new teacher on the first day of school! 🙂
Of course, the challenge also included a big prize at the end. At first he wanted an iPod, but then I hooked him up with Amazon Music on his iPad and he thinks that’s pretty cool. I also gave him some new wristbands (he’s obsessed) which he also thinks are pretty cool.
He’s thinking he also wants a new Alabama jersey but I have something else up my sleeve…something I know he will think is beyond pretty cool! Tune in next week to find out what I’m going to surprise him with. It’s a BIG, fun surprise and he deserves every bit of it. This kid is the best – smart, kind, responsible, funny, outgoing. Yep, he’s pretty cool!
I sure do love him and can’t wait to see his face this morning when I tell him the big surprise! 🙂 HAPPY FRIDAY!