I'm trying to convince Mr M that he needs to learn how to read, but he's not buying any of it.
Me: Why don't you want to learn how to read?
Mr M: It's boring. You just sit there and don't do anything.
Me: But it doesn't have to be boring. You just have to read about things you like.
Mr M: I don't like anything.
Me: You like monsters don't you?
Mr M: Yeah.
Me: Well, why don't you try to read books about monsters?
Mr M: Because, you can't ever tell if they have monsters in them or not.
Mr M: I like Spiderman.
Me: I know you do. You know, there are books about Spiderman. Would you like to read something like that?
Mr M: No. I just like to look at pictures.
Today I was driving with my kids, and I started trying to convince him that he was very close to being able to read. He can sound out all the letters, he just struggles trying to put them all together. Then Togers decided to jump into the conversation.
Togers: The word is antiestablishmentarianism. Get it right next time!
Maybe I've found the root of the problem.