perhaps it's the magic of monday night football, but tonight was so much fun. abbie received her first spelling list and sight word list today and we went to the mattresses. we made a little ring of flash cards. a few hours later, abbie went up to each and everyone (nine family members) and read her cards to them. she practically attacked them to read to them. and asked me six times if she could bring them to school to read to her teacher. football and flashcards. hot damn. really!? 3 days. oh man, i'm gonna sleep good tonight. cuz on top of seeing my little girl's reading confidence begin, i won my first game in the family's fantasy football league. booo-ya, it was a very nice night.