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Untold Wonders of Disbelief

Posted on 2011.05.05 at 06:30
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: SWASHBUCKLER - Spring in Central Park

When my children were itty-bitty babies, I read to them. I read to them every night. I read to them every single night as recently as last year, when I concluded J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. Then summer came, I was in bed before they were - and they were older. Then school started and they had required reading - and I was unable/unwilling to fight them in the evenings. Life, you see, oftentimes interferes.

So it was was open-mouthed dumbfoundedness when I walked in on them the other day...and my oldest was reading to my youngest. His old Goosebumps books. The ones I used to read to him, he is now reading to her. It made my chest swell with pride. A day I thought I'd never see.

He's 11 now, and she'll be 9 in June. They've started sleeping in the same room despite them having separate bedrooms, and he now reads to her every evening.

A father couldn't be more proud.

I sure love those kids.


quicksilvermad at 2011-05-05 11:45 (UTC) (Link)
That is so awesome—in the original definition of the word. As in "inspiring great admiration."

My parents did the same with my sister and me. With The Hobbit, Anne of Green Gables, and The Chronicles of Narnia.
Lelf Treperra
ubet_cha at 2011-05-05 15:38 (UTC) (Link)
That’s one of those few moments where in the blink of an eye you know you’ve done something well. Congratulations!
michelle1963 at 2011-05-05 19:22 (UTC) (Link)
Wow! That is just so freaking awesome!
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2011-05-05 22:20 (UTC) (Link)
kat_rowe at 2011-05-09 00:22 (UTC) (Link)
you did something right as a parent. that's wonderful to hear :) you have every right to be proud *hugs*
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