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December 10, 2009

Felix reads?

I sat Felix down in front of my computer the other day to Skype my father and thank him for the trainset (see Thoms Teardown). Felix, gazing at my Skype-filled screen, says "Paul." He says it clear as day, and then he says it again. This is, to say the least, puzzling. I have never called my father anything but "Grandpa" in FM's presence, and I certainly did not say "Paul" myself while setting up the call. And yet I did click on "Paul" because that's how Grandpa appears on Skype for me ("Paul Shuldiner" to be precise). What are the chances? Surely he hasn't learned to read without our noticing? (And yet it would not surprise me if, having learned to read, he'd decided to keep it to himself for fear it would reduce the amount of time we spend reading to him.) And yet the coincidence was too improbable to attribute to anything else as best I can see. A mystery.

Then this:

Note that this is a library book which he has had read to him exactly four times. I do think there's some reading going on here, though I'm still skeptical that this explains "Paul." Makes me want to read to him more, not less.

Posted by atshuldiner at December 10, 2009 9:27 PM