Kid: "I think next time is my last time with you because school will be ending."
Me: "Actually, we get to keep playing and reading together once a week during the summer."
Kid: "What?! Yay!" And runs to jump and give me a hug.
... It seems she agrees that we are making reading fun!
It's even sweeter because her first couple of lessons started with a meltdown because she was afraid I would "make her do learning stuff" and she made it clear she didn't want to. So we built a relationship, combined play with the "learning stuff," and now she is excited to keep it going!