A Thanksgiving tradition for Elaine and me is to have Wednesday dinner at our daughter Sarah and her husband David's house. As usual, Elaine and Sarah prepared a delicious meal.
But the highlight for me came after dinner when my 1 1/2-year-old grandson Eli came over to me, crawled up onto the sofa and said, "Read."
Sarah and David have done an outstanding job in inculcating a love of reading in their two boys, Sam and Eli. As a school teacher, I know how important this is as reading to a child is one of the nost developmentally important things a parent can do.
Afterwards, Elaine and I marvelled at how Eli's vocabulary is growing, as he seems to know many more words every time we visit with him.