Nathan and I have both always loved reading. Before kids I used to read over 40,000 pages a year. Let’s just say that has been drastically reduced now that I am caring for three boys. But maybe if you count the pages I read them it is close.
It’s fun to see the boys choose to read in their free time. A few days ago I was folding laundry and just letting Simon and Caleb play upstairs. (Elias was at school). When I went to check on them, this is what I found:
Simon had gotten out every book on cd and was listening. Caleb got two books off of his shelf and was making the corresponding animal sounds. It is especially fun to see Caleb fall in love with books because for a long time he didn’t have much interest in sitting still or looking at pages for longer than a second or two.