Saturday, November 01, 2014

Life With Books--Day 31 (The End)

As this series (this writing for 31 days straight-ish) comes to an end, it's clear ;) that our love for books runs deep.  They draw us together with common memories and incidental learning and inside jokes.

It comes out in conversations like this:

T: This is one of those books that you learn something from reading.
Me: What do you mean?
T: Like Frindle.
Me:  What do you mean?
T: Like how a whole word can change a town.
Me: What word is that?  Or what idea is like that in this book?
T: Well, like, it's good to read books.  And to believe in yourself.  And to not watch TV (laughing). 

(Said while reading Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story.)

Or when Beza bursts into song about the magic flute from the Magic Tree House.  And while she's listening during rest time, the other two stop playing so that they can hear the story (for the 10th time), too.

Or, now, because we're reading Winnie-the-Pooh we all walk around saying, "Ha. Ha." like Eeyore or "Tut-tut, looks like rain." like Pooh and Christopher Robin.

(Finding Pooh's "North Pole." ;)

(Reading a little version of Winnie-the-Pooh trying to get honey, while holding him and using a pen light like Kate's.)

It's scheming ways to get in the van so we can keep on listening to our story.

And looking forward every day to my most favorite thing to do with them--snuggling down with a good book.

Books make our lives richer.  They make us think and laugh and learn.  Yes, we love books. :)

For all of the posts in this series click HERE.


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