Good Words Wednesday: Born To Have This
Earlier this week Grrr grabbed one of our library books (New Socks by Bob Shea) for Brian to read to him on the couch while I cooked dinner. He crawled up into Brian’s lap, looked at him with his big blue eyes, and said with a smile, “I was born to have this book.” My heart explodes into a million little pieces every time I think about it. What two-year-old says something like that? Mine, mine, all mine.
Last week Little M and I were curled up in bed reading. I was working my way through a paperback, so he’d grabbed a hand-me down chapter book from the neighbors. He’d check-in on which page I was on and turn to the same in his book. He’d ask me what certain words were, pick out those he recognized, and showed me how good he’s getting at sounding out the short ones. Then he had me teach him how to hold a paperback with one hand just like Mommy. I really, really like him.
I’m back to working from home, so the boys have switched back to just a few days at school a week. We’ve started a new tradition of riding the bus to downtown, walking to the public library to pick out a couple books, and then riding the bus back home. The boys look forward to it all week and talk about it all the time. Their favorite thing about riding the bus is not having to use carseats and that they get to sit next to me instead of behind me. It’s a great adventure and Grrr finds it tremendously difficult to get off when our stop arrives.
Visiting the downtown library with the boys is especially fun for me. I worked there for a couple months right before I started my position with the company where I’d meet Brian and fall in love and get married and have babies and then take them on the bus to the library where I used to work.
Anyway, our new weekly adventure. One $1.50 bus ride and as many books as I can carry. It’s easy and fun and totally doable in the winter what with the nice and warm downtown skywalk system to escape into if needed.
Once we get home, we curl up on the couch and admire the treasures we collected. I’m raising readers and it makes my heart so darn happy. I was born to have this.