Brad's first sentence was "Read to Me"! He would bring us a pile of books, more than he could carry and expect us to read them all, everynight. And we usually did. Same for Andrea and Amanda.
By the time Brad and Andrea were a little older, I was reading novels to them. (Amanda ran wild around the house then). I loved reading to my kids, and I attribute their intelligence to the reading we did. And I say that because Ron and I did not consider ourselves to be the "best students" while in school. I will say that Ron is actually very intelligent, he just wasn't the best student, but has amazing intelligence.
I love to read. I read before bed, while eating, while watching TV.
Now I have the blessing to get to read to my grandkids.
I take great pleasure in reading the newspaper everyday. I save the "Style" section for last, and save the comics for the last of that section.
Today's "ZITS" was about the mother finding her teenage sons childhood books in a box. She pulls the books out one by one, starts telling him about the books, and gets to "Harold and the Purple Crayon". Mother and son tell the story together, by the last frame, the teenage boy is sitting in his Mom's lap saying "Start from the beginning".
That just brings back so many memories. Parenting has been such a great adventure. I love trips down memory lane. And I love sharing moments with my grandkids that bring back those memories.
I attached the link here, but it may only show the current days comic. Anyway, read to the children in your life, you will both be blessed.