After spending a chunk of the day in Powell's, on our long car ride home we started talking about our mutal love of books and reading and discussing the possible reasons why we both love to read so much. For him it was the combination of his dad letting him pick out a book as a treat as a kid and spending a lot of time in the car. For me it was taking trips to the library with my grandma and my mom reading to my brother and I at night. While we place a lot of importance on Benjamin developing his own personality- likes and dislikes, we would love to raise him to love to read. So far, so good! He loves to pick out books and be read to. We've caught him "reading" on his own quite a few times as well. I really enjoy the stories he comes up with when he "reads" a book to me. He already has an excellent imagination- I would love to help him develop that by raising him in a home where we practice being creative every day. Even though he is too young to appreciate it now, that's one of the reasons why I'm so excited about this project.
It's nice to be doing something that I'm really enjoying for myself and my own growth, but also together with my family. 'Cause let's face it- at the end of the day, those two boys are my everything.