Monday, October 5, 2009
The girls have worked out an interesting way to express sibling affection: mutual library gratification. Molly started the trend by bringing home books for Lucas, but now library days at school are almost competitive in their demonstrations of generosity. Finny can get out three books at a time and she gets one for herself (Scaredy Squirrel, or one of the dozen books she has put herself on the wait list for), one for Lucas (pretty much anything with a wheeled vehicle on the cover), one for Molly (Junie B. Jones, Judy Moody...something she can listen to me or Molly read outloud). Molly can get out tons of books and she showers her brother and sister in literary love. She trolls through the boy books seeking out paperbacks about garbage trucks or diggers, hunts through the "little kid" books for Finny faves, and finally, scouts out a few for herself.
I love this. I LOVE THIS. Plus, it's clever of them: they arrive home with their book bags full and we spend hours reading right after school on the kitchen floor. We don't even make it to a chair. They have figured out the way to their mother's heart...library love.