i love reading
we all love it over here.
my favorite part of homeschooling is the reading part.
this year we are reading the Little House on the Prairie books and i had no idea how hooked we ALL would be.
i really believe that God speaks to me through books.
i mean....the Bible, of course.
but i have found that he can use any book. (and anything!)
these books are written for chidren, but they are for everyone.
and they are especially for us reeds this year.
we are not going west to homestead,
but we are traveling to different homes with only really our family as a constant.
we aren't fighting prairie fires,
but we are learning to make a home somewhere unfamiliar.
our "pa" isn't going off to harvest in neighboring counties for the summer and coming back on foot in the snow,
but we all know JUST how the Ingall girls felt when we find ourselves listening for reedo's footsteps and counting the days until his return.
it's just a gift.
the kids beg for more every night.
the more i read to my kids
the more they seem to love reading.
to me and to themselves.
and just one more thing.
i have found that reading something they are enjoying to them
while they sketch or do quiet legos has made me feel like a really good mom.
do your kids ever just really want you to "play" with them and you just don't have it in you?
you want to be with them, but you just can't pretend to like legos or barbies right now?
well, that happens to me a lot
and i've found that if i first just volunteer to read while they play it still counts as playing to them!
just a thought.
you should try it.