I love this view from our breakfast table last week. I look at it and giggle a little, because, really, who has mornings like this? And why am I the lucky one?
We had a school delay, so they wanted hot tea. This just made them stay at the table longer, each absorbed in a different story world.
I’m glad they have found the magic of reading. Life is better this way. I hope they find friends between the pages…and facts about the world. Mostly though, I hope they learn to understand themselves and others because they read.
The challenge will be to keep them reading. How will they keep loving words when they are swamped with homework and sports and work schedules? How will they crave stories when they are keeping up with friends and planning for the future?
I’m hoping the answer is the same as the way they became readers in the first place: access to books and time stolen for reading.
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