surely most days will not be like this. but this morning, chana is going to see a show with her bubby. so last night we agreed that chumash would be 10am. she woke up early so she would have time to do what she likes to do before chumash. at 9:55, of her own volition, she went to eat so she wouldn't be hungry for chumash. then we started.
we started with chazara. we have been doing chazara of one aliya per day, plus chazara of some of the pesukim of the aliyah we are in the middle of. naturally, as we were about to get started, aharon woke up. i told chana to please do the aliyah on her own. she is at the point where she mostly knows it and felt comfortable running through it by herself!
then, even better, i told her to please review the rashis by reading them in hebrew aloud if she feels comfortable. since she is at the point where if she doesn't know each word, but she overall knows the meaning of the rashi, that's good enough, she felt comfortable doing that for all but the more recent rashis.
when i came down, she was just finishing up. then we reviewed the new rashis and did a little review of the end of shishi, and she whizzed through the rest of the pesukim til the end of the aliyah. granted, these were pretty easy pesukim. but she did them all with almost no help.
it's really nice to see how much she's grown in her skills.