Mmmmm... yeah... didn't think so.
The girls and I go to the library about every week or every other week. Depends on how much we love the books we currently have out. Depends on whether something we've had on hold is back in. Depends on how voraciously their Momma is going through a can't-put-it-down kinda series. Sometimes we just go for storytime and don't check anything out at all.
Often my girls will play happily together as long as I'm sitting there in the room. As soon as I get up and begin working on something... sure enough, they will need my help with the potty, or a drink of water, or start fighting over a toy, etc. So sometimes, we're all so much happier if Mom just parks it on the couch with a good book for a while. Everybody wins.
Know what else I really love about this? My toddler loves to read, too. She won't go to bed without a couple of books and a flashlight to read them with. (I'm using the term "reading" very loosely in regards to my toddler. Although she knows her alphabet well and can recognize quite a few words on her own, she's not full-on reading yet.) It's so cute and I love that the time she spends with books will make up some of her earliest memories. I love that she loves to do something that will take her so far in life and all of her educational pursuits.
Beginning next week, I'm going to starting a new little column or corner of the blog, in which I will be writing reviews of children's books. (Eeeeek! So exciting I could squeal out loud!) It's going to be a blast!
In connection with this new endeavor, you'll find the addition of a few new links, to places such as Amazon, where all of these books can be purchased. Husband and I have toyed with the idea of monetizing this blog for a while, and have decided to try out a few things that will bring in some revenue for us while still maintaining our family blog feel. Because that's what all of this is mainly about.
And to reiterate that last point all the more, here's a poem that I can barely read aloud without choking up (and I'm not even pregnant and crazy hormonal, so you know it's legit). I really love it.