Reese started telling me how to write the letter H this afternoon. I drew some incorrect Hs and he carefully showed me how to make one correctly, then told me he can write his name. Trying not to over-encourage, I managed to get a clean sheet of paper in front of him without triggering his "I'm not your trained monkey" reflex, and he slowly and deliberately wrote his name. He's so proud, and I'm so exicted! This is the first time I've really seen him show interest in *anything* representational - he doesn't enjoy or seek out drawing or writing ever.
The letter Es are especially thrilling. Every one of those crossbars was carefully added.