My boy is growing so fast.
He is no longer a baby, no longer a toddler, no longer does he have baby fat.
He is long and thin (his rib cage shows but I promise you, he eats, lots. My brother was the same way.)
He is thoughtful, diligent, easily embarrassed, intent on what he wants to learn, avoids things he is uncomfortable with.
Recently he has started recognizing words without having to sound them out. It is shocking to hear him read a word that he sees then to look and realize he is right.
He is learning to read, because he wants to and because it is natural and right that he should. He does the same thing with math, science, whatever. What he is not interested in makes not even a dent, but what he loves gets soaked in as if he were a damp sponge, absorbing more than you could imagine it would hold.