The Time Has Come, The Time Is Now. Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now?

The time has come, the time is now. Marvin K. Mooney, will you please go now?


The time has come- for me to teach Phillise how to read, that is. I have been putting off teaching her how to read long enough. I started on it, but was not consistent with it. Today, I decided was the day to get serious. So I went back to and am in the middle of making lesson plans for us for the rest of the week. I’m going to do it one week at a time. I guess I’m homeschooling her for the summer. Boy, I really admire homeschoolers now that I see how hard it is. Especially with your own child!

I have taught many children how to read. Most notably Dakota, who was reading on a 5th grade level when he was in kindergarten. Somehow I fell of the wagon, like I tend to do. I didn’t teach David how to read. By the time he was ready to learn, I had had Phillise. He started pre-K when she was 3 weeks old. It was all I could do just to get him to school at 11:00 and return to pick him up @ 2:20. What a joke those 3 hours were!

That’s my only excuse. That I was swamped with a brand new baby, a little boy starting pre-k, and Sam & Dakota in middle school with a bus stop time of 6:15 a.m. while trying to keep the house clean, cook and be a good wife.

Okay, now that the excuse making is out of the way. I feel ashamed of myself. Here I am, a future teacher and I have barely spent time this summer teaching my own baby how to read. Well, I am indeed Marvin K. Mooney. He did not move until it was time. Guess what, it is time.

The time had come, so Marvin went…

6 thoughts on “The Time Has Come, The Time Is Now. Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now?

  1. I like the new look and feel of your site. Keep on keeping on. Write it and they will come.

  2. well, i was looking for a tna wrestlemania song; and i got this. i was reading novels in firstgrade. my parents used hooked on phonics for me. i really dont remember how my brothers learned to read. i sense a little bit of racing thoughts from this article. maybe you should get a therapist?

  3. Nick, you are indeed sensing the anxiety that I had at that time. You’re very perceptive. I didn’t remember what the post was about, so I had to go back and read it. Once I read it I could remembered how anxious I was about teaching Phillise to read. You nailed it.

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