Monday, July 25, 2011

"I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves."

I couldn't be more thrilled with Nolan's summer. He's plowing through the Magic Tree House series at an average of 2* books/day. Going to the Winona library in the summer is one of my happiest memories as a kid. I see that they've remodeled it a bit, but that library is awesome. Old, musty, glass floors upstairs, many nooks and crannies. I'd get a stack as big as I could carry and read them all in just a few days. The wait to go back was agonizing. The library is still one of my happy places. Occasionally, I'll feel like Nolan should be doing something more-enjoying the weather, being a kid, whatever. So, I kick him outside to the hammock. Problem solved.

Look at his legs. It seems that a giraffe has moved in.

*quote by Anna Quindlin
*Did I say 2? He's read two already this morning. AND we went to the park. Good grief.

7 comments:

Pam said...

My girls love reading, too!

Anita said...

It's so neat to see them loving to read! And how great that he's got a hammock to read in! ;)
I love the post title.

Mindy said...

there is a downside ~ having to repeat yourself about 4 times every time you say something to them. ahh well, at least they aren't ignoring us while playing video games.

Shannon said...

mindy - TOTALLY. four times? more like, six. or eight. =) "but, MOMMMMM. i only have two pages left."

Lani said...

Nolan is MILES ahead of Kekoa in reading. Very impressive.

Little Miss Nobody said...

I love your title and I can totally relate to Nolan and his books. I think books were my best friends when I was growing up. The lives of the characters were always much more exciting than mine. I was somewhat of an outcast when I was about middle school age and I know that if it wasn't for books I'd have been very lonely. I still enjoy to read, but now I have to be careful because I can't stop when I'm in the middle of a good book so I end up staying up half the night and being owly or just ignoring my kids instead so I can read. It's like an addiction for me sometimes. I have 2 borrowed books sitting in the hall looking at me right now. So far, I've resisted temptation, but for how long??? If I could enjoy them a bit at a time, it would be so much better. Sorry about all that! Anyway, I'd say Nolan has got it made ... a good book (x10) and a hammock on a beautiful summer day! Ahh.

amy b. said...

A giraffe who reads. Cute! :) Love this post.