Friday, June 12, 2009

the joy of reading

I've always loved reading. I remember as a child when there was no school, I would spend hours reading at my parent's shop. My favorite series as a kid was The Babysitters Club; I used to read an entire book in one day! It makes me so happy to see my kids love books as much as I do. I snuck this picture of Genna one afternoon when I found her reading a book of fairy tales to her favorite teddy.

Today Bella and I spent the afternoon at the mall, and stopped by Borders while we were there. I absolutely LOOOVE book stores, and can spend hours upon hours wandering around them. (not to mention lots of money!) We headed to the children's section and I told her to look around while I looked for a new read-aloud book for the kids. (ended up picking up The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary) After I grabbed our new read-aloud book, I walked over to the little table and chairs and found Bella sitting there with a giant stack of books. I can't help but smile when I see something like that! She looked through three giant stacks of books before finally selecting a My Little Pony story to bring home. As soon as we got home she proudly displayed her selection to daddy, and then cuddled up to Micaiah and made up her own little story to go along with the pictures.

As a mom it makes me happy to see my children love books, and as a homeschooler it makes me very proud. I also feel though, that if I'm able to send my kids out into the world with a love of reading and a thirst for knowledge, they'll be OK no matter where the end up or what they end up doing.

The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. ~ Dr. Seuss

1 comment:

Ann said...

I couldn't agree more with Dr. Seuss. Faith LOVES to read, which makes this Mama proud as well. We actually had to take her bookcase out of her room because she'd stay up for hours just pulling books off the shelves to look at. :) I absolutely love to read I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. ;-)