Tuesday, 24 February 2009


Time to brag on Riah a bit.

Riah is a heavy sleeper. Bob had accused him of being lazy and peeing in his pull-up because he didn't want to bother going to the toilet, but we've since learned differently. On the airplane over here Riah slept very soundly from just after takeoff to just after landing. He wet himself. Once at church Riah fell asleep in his chair and wet himself.

So anyway... At 5 years old, he has now been dry at night for a couple of months. Yea!! He's had 2 accidents since he started sleeping in his underwear, but over all it has been a BIG improvement and we are proud of him.

AND... Riah can read. We've been doing phonics off and on for awhile now, and we finally got to the point of putting letters together to read words. Later that day Riah was in the other room looking at his new bike (from the auction) and he shouted to us, "this says, 'next.'" He sat there and sounded it out, upside down and backwards. The next day he was in the den, sounding out the words in a book. Sob, sob, my baby is all grown up. :-)


Ganeida said...

Hey, I had a couple of 10 yr olds still wetting the bed at night. They were just slow to develop the necessary bits that made their plumbing work properly. Smart lad. Sounds like he'll teach himself now.

MamaOlive said...

I don't want to mention names, but one of my siblings wet the bed frequently until 10 or 11.
Riah is VERY smart, and he thinks things through.