Some days, I really wonder why I keep putting these up here. You know, confessing to the entire planet (well, okay, all 36 people who read my blog) that I just can't seem to do what I say I want to do. You know, actually read aloud to my kids regularly.
This shouldn't be that tough. Should it? I shouldn't feel like every week this post ought to be subtitled "The Confession Edition."
So, here goes. The Confession Edition of my Reading Aloud Challenge, part one thousand and sixty-five.
This week, basically --
I read the end of April portion of The American Patriot's Almanac by William Bennett. Fifty quotes about America. Very cool. But now we're back to being a week behind.
William and Thomas are listening to Golden Goblet and Mara, Daughter of the Nile. Good thing I worked so hard and accomplished something. <snort>
How about you? What are you reading out loud? Please. Inspire me.
Can't say that what I did this week is going to inspire ANYONE...sigh
Oh, see, I'm easily inspired.
I love reading aloud to my children. But sometimes I get so overwhelmed & I just do good to cover the assigned stuff in our curriculum! We do always read from the bible aloud, and lately we've been reading Story of the World & Trial and Triumph. Funny thing we did last night, which your post made me think of...we pulled out about 6 or 7 of their old pre-school favorites & read them aloud to my granddaughter, who is 1, and really was just more interested in coming up & kissing the pictures (so cute)! What was precious to me though, was how my very dis-interested 12 yr old son kept leaning over to see if he remembered the picture correctly and my 8 yr old was so excited to hear them again. These were old favorites like, "Good Night Moon", "I Love You Stinky Face", "Baghead", "The Dot", "Little Gorilla" (one of mom's faves!), & "Matthew's Dragon". Sweet memories - especially for me remembering how many times they each curled up & listened to those same stories that they would request over and over again!
We have been reading aloud favorite books this past week. I have to remind myself that it is quality not quantity. I might not be able to read as much as I want but I can make sure the time I do read is pack full of good stuff!
We haven't read much this week, but we're working on the same things for school.
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