Friday, May 17, 2013

Coffee and Bookworms


It's time for Viclit's celebrate the small things!


     I'm getting ready to make my morning coffee.  Currently, my favorite cup of coffee is brewed from freshly ground beans in my French press.  I swirl in some cream from a local dairy and a touch of  maple syrup.  It is divine.  It is even delicious over ice (which is good when you have little kids that distract you until your coffee is cold!) It is worthy of celebrating on its own but I also want to celebrate the number of bookworms that live in my house.
     All three of my children are developing a love for books. My two year old enjoys holding picture books upside down and chattering as he turns the pages. My little girl does the same thing but she sings and she actually holds the books right side up.  She also loves for me to read to her. Usually the same book, over and over and over.  I have most of the "Ladybug girl" books memorized.  My oldest son is like me.  He has a book with him wherever he goes.  He reads while walking around the house.  He reads in the car.  He reads sitting outside.  Sometimes he even reads in his closet so that his baby brother won't steal his book.  I love that my children love books and that something I value has such a big place in their lives.

22 comments:

  1. Loved reading this post. I remember when my kids were tiny and they would take their favorite books with them everywhere. Now, they still take books with them everywhere, but only my youngest re-reads books. My oldest always has something different.
    Great post! A love of books is a wonderful thing to pass on to your kids!

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  2. My kids are turning into bookworms too. One day last week I read them so many books when they asked again after supper I heard myself say "Can't we just go watch TV?" Their answer: "No".

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    1. Haha. Yes, I love reading to them but I relate. Its hard to get anything done when your reading aloud all the time!

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  3. Sounds wonderful! I remember when my kids were that little. Best of the weekend to you:)

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  4. I agree with you, I wouldn't know what to do if my kids didn't love to read.

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  5. I am so happy that your kids like books and reading. I think more children should read. It definitely can't do any harm. My mom always encouraged us to read, so I was very lucky too. You are a great mom.

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    1. Aw, thanks :) I was always encouraged to read too. It is so good for their imaginations!

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  6. Good job, Mama! That's how i trained my kids, and they read (and the girls even write stories).

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  7. Coffee and children book lovers! What a great celebration ;)

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  8. That coffee sounds delicious, and I don't even love maple syrup that much! I like poutine, though, so they still let me be Canadian. ;)

    I'm so happy that my kids love books. Maybe not as much as I do, but I love the fact that a trip to the library is exciting for them, and the older guy is reading chapter books by himself now. I have so many stories I can't wait to share with them when they're old enough!

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    1. I have boxes of books in the garage I am waiting for my kids to be able to enjoy. Its so fun to share what we love with our children.

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  9. That sounds like great coffee! And that's good that they enjoy reading.

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    1. I'm hopelessly in love with coffee :)

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  10. That's great. My parents gave me books when I was a baby, and I grew up holding a book and turning pages wherever I go. Unfortunately I get travel sick if I read in any vehicle, which means that I can't read in the car or on the train or when flying.

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    1. Getting travel sick from reading doesn't sound fun at all.

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  11. That's such a beautiful celebration. How exciting it must be for you to see those little minds working away in their imagination! Enjoy your coffee and thinking about those future word smiths! Writer’s Mark

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