Baby B brought home the year’s first library book. She chose a new Berenstain Bears story, and she was elated to tell me about it. “Can we read it tonight???” she asked as I walked in the door from work. A few minutes later, Baby A told me, separately, “Sissy got a Berenstain Bears book from the library!!!”
As I was making supper, the girls were sitting on the couch in the den, looking at the book together. I asked B if she wanted to come read to me while I was working. She scurried right over. And then I asked A if she wanted to come while B read. She scurried right over, too.
I was so impressed…not only that Baby B powered through the entire book with confidence…but also that Baby A sat there, such a patient audience. She helped her with a word or two, but she was enjoying B’s presentation.
It was a proud Mommy moment, for sure.
It was funny, though…B had read the book at school already, and she kept foreshadowing events. “Just read!” I kept telling her. “I want to be surprised!”
B finished the book, and it was time to eat. “Can we read it for bedtime?” the girls asked. "Read it to us!" Although we were running a little late, we piled up in the den and I got my turn with the book.
Seeing my girls supporting each other in reading…that’s wholesomeness right out of a Berenstain Bears book, for sure.
|This picture was taken a few weeks ago...but this is a common sight at our house these days! Love!!!|