Come on, you can’t possibly be surprised that I’d use “reading” for R. I’ve already written a post about how I’ve always been a reader and how I can’t understand people who don’t like to read. (And I didn’t realize I wrote that back in May 2011. I just sifted through a few hundred posts and now I’m all nostalgic and stuff. *sniff*) So this is just about my kids’ reading habits. You’ve seen some pictures of my books stacked everywhere. The boys are just as bad. They each have a 3-shelf bookcase full of their own books. Plus they have books all over the house. They’re not even here and Bennett left a Garfield comic book in Jeffrey’s chair, and one of them left a Captain Underpants book on the dining room table. (Bennett can’t read, but those books are illustrated, so he’s “read” them over and over again.)
They carry books around with them wherever we go. At bedtime, I read them a book, then Bennett nags Jeffrey until he reads to him from a chapter book. I’m so glad that both of my kids love books, but I’m also very thankful for our local library. Otherwise, they would be developing an expensive habit. LOL
This is my favorite picture of Bennett reading. I’ve shared it on Facebook, but I’ve never posted it on the blog. (I had to search for the picture, and oh my goodness, speaking of nostalgia – cute-baby pictures overload.) This was in August 2010, so he had just turned two. He really did fall asleep “reading”, and that’s exactly where the book landed. I didn’t move anything until after I took the picture.