Monday, September 14, 2009

The best part of my day

The best part of my day is something I completely take for granted. It is something that sometimes I initially don't always want to do. I also assume that everyone participates in this activity but I know that isn't true.

The best part is reading books before bed.

My little ones still like me to read to them. We each pick out some books. I turn on some of my teacher-sense but I try to enjoy the closeness and undivided attention. They hang on every word. I have to cut my kids off after a few books and some nights they pile books up on their bed and read them until they fall asleep with the lights on.

My soon-to-be teenager and I read our own books before bedtime as well. Besides I love the fact that I have created the love of reading in her, I enjoy that we share books and talk about what we are reading. I love to take at least 15mins to clear my mind and settle into rest and relaxation for the night.

Sorry to sound cheesy, but the love of reading and sharing is such a gift.

1 comment:

Abigail said...

Jenna, that is by far the best part of the day! And admittedly, at times, have to force myself to do it. We have read to Laynie every night, her entire life. She can't/won't go to bed without it. She too is at the point where we read a few books, and then she re-reads them to her "Taggie" (blanket) until she falls asleep. It also created a great routine and signals to her it is time for bed. :)