|Who wants to see photos of kids reading? No one.|
Here's a couple of them playing in the snow.
My Virgo-ness (read: OCD) tendencies finally got the best of me and I snapped. Actually, I thought my vertebrae snapped when I tried to pick up Dylan's pack to put in her home lunch, and I knew this had to end. Actually, my first thought was that I'd take her on my next hunting trip and let her pack out a deer. It certainly would be a breeze compared to the library she's been packing around. Regina was more practical (ug, Virgos, amiright?. Oh wait, that's me too). She came up with the 2 book rule. Yeah, I know, we have to punish our kid for reading too much. The horror. But at this point, we're just trying to save her posture.
Grady's love of books runs just as strong and he is like Dylan, who reads then re-reads everything. Grady is on a Star Wars, Transformers, Batman book loop at the school library. We get overdue notices every other week and I swear I've returned whatever book they're asking for. Yeah, I returned it, but he's checked it out eleven times since then. At least the rotating loop keeps his backpack at a manageable weight.
So Grady can keep stashing library books underneath his pillow and Dylan confessed tonight that she's reading 3 books right now. I can live with that, as long as she does the heavy lifting.