Thursday, April 7, 2011

Caught in the act (of reading that is!)

I walked upstairs camera in hand. My hope? To find enough light for product photos. Though I'm told it's spring the snow and hail speak otherwise. Natural light is in short supply.

I popped my head into the girls' room expecting to find Little at the computer. She adores Club Penguin. But she wasn't at the desk. She was on her bed - reading. A girl after my own heart!

Oh I have been waiting for this day. I, myself, am an avid reader. Always have been. But my children? Not so much.

We do read. Stories before bed; girls all snuggled up and winding down together. Every once in a while the boy joins us. But, sadly, he seems to have outgrown this tradition.

Despite my example and gentle nudging it's rare to find the kids reading of their own accord. Oh how I hope this trend continues, and grows like wildfire to boot.



Melissa said...

Wonderful! I'm surprised my kids are not as big readers as I was as well. It must be all the crazy distractions!

Shalet said...

Yes, exactly. No internet or other distractions. And yet -- I really do wish they would read more. *fingers crossed*

Anonymous said...

man what I wouldn't give for that to be my baby!
Yeah her!
yeah You!

house full of jays said...

I love these moments!! We've had some of these lately and they are just thrilling.