Book Confessions

I’ve been reading more than before the Nightly Reading Challenge, but not as much as anticipated.  I’m still plugging away at the Heaven book (i’m coming back around to it. I still get a little annoyed but I’ve decided it’s only because I’m a snob, i have issues).

ok, i’m lying.  I’ve been reading a pretty good bit.  In fact I have let some housework go unfinished in order to do so.  I have even…oh boy…put on Blue’s Clue’s for Grace so I could go read (it only happened once & it was 1 episode…and I promise it won’t happen again).  But not the Heaven book.  I’ve been reading “The Magician’s Nephew” to Asher.  We’re both hopelessly addicted.  Since I’m the adult I have to be the strong one…and oh my is it hard.  It’s hard on my own, but add to that the adorable pleading of a 4 year old for “another chapter”.  How can i say no?  Well…I’m getting better at it.  Good thing too, seeing as how it’s a series of 7 books.  & Yes, we’re reading it in chronological order. I figure since he’s 4, that’s probably the best way to go.

I read them for the first time during my winter break 2002 (or 2001? i forget).  I can’t believe that was 7 years ago.  No wonder I don’t remember much of “what happens next”.   We have been devouring it.  I usually read one (or 3) chapter(s) after his reading lesson while Grace is napping & then one after dinner.  It was supposed to be a family affair but Grace is really VERY uninterested, and I don’t want to push it & cause her to hate these beloved books.  So after dinner she plays with ryan (um…thank you ryan for letting me read it b/c you know i would not do so well playing with her & missing out on the story…yes, I am obsessive).  It is a little sad that Grace doesn’t like it but then i remind myself that…uh…she’s 2!!
It’s best anyway, because if she was as into it as Asher & I we’d get nothing done till the series was complete.  This morning he walked into the living room, not having even gone to the bathroom yet, super groggy & and wobbly from sleep.  The first sentence out of his mouth as he rubbed his eyes, “Can you read another Narnia Chapter please?”

It seems I have created a monster.  So there you have it.  New rule: No neglecting your children so you can read CS Lewis.  The guise of “it’s for the kids” does not work when you have to put one in front of the boob tube to do it.

3 thoughts on “Book Confessions

  1. I’ve considered doing that as well, honestly! Michael shows NO interest, but John and I are hooked on The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (b/c I was too lazy to go downstairs and get the other one)! What if we put on a phonics video for the little ones . . . would that be ok?!!!

  2. Oohh! Read Alouds were my favorite part of the day when I was teaching. I can’t wait until the boys are old enough to enjoy them. I’m so jealous. I have a list of books already in my head for them when they are ready.