I love to read. I could read all day, every day, if I could get paid for it. But since I can’t, I take a book, or more likely, my kindle with me everywhere I go. That way I’m always prepared when the little moments come – in the waiting room at the doctor’s office, in line at the DMV, before I start work, and even during my lunch hour when I decide to eat by myself. The girls have books in the car and either Lulu is reading to Coco as we make our way, or they’re both looking at their own books. We read for 20 minutes each day, and we usually read together at night before bed.
I’m thankful that my 8-year old loves to read as well. Even if the only ones she’s interested in at the moment are Junie B. Jones and Amber Brown books. I can roll with that. Although reading does have competition when the weather is nice. In that case the outdoors, the neighborhood kids, and the bikes win over reading. But outdoors is good too.
And my 6-year old loves to be read to. Slowly but surely, she’s learning to read to us. I can’t wait until she’s reading who books on her own. The excitement mimics the excitement I had when her big sister started to read. As an avid reader, I can’t imagine a greater joy than watching my daughters become eager readers as well.
In celebration of World Book Day – March 1st, for those of you who are uninitiated – Coco, my 6-year old, is going to dress up as her favorite character, Ariel. On any given day she’s got fancy dress ideas, from combining the weirdest colors together, to wearing tank tops in the dead of winter. But, again, I roll with it – as long as she’s got a sweater on top to combat the weather. I’ve learned how to pick my battles.
What about your family? Do you wear costumes for world book day? How do you celebrate world book day? Are you a family of readers too? What’s your favorite genre of books?
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