We women have a lot to learn about simplifying our lives. We have to decide what is important and then move along at a pace that is comfortable for us. We have to develop the maturity to stop trying to prove something. We have to learn to be content with what we are." ~Marjorie Pay Hinckley~

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Reading with Papa

Maybe it's because he was a German Literature PhD candidate. Maybe it's because he was educated in another country where he was challenged to read lots of intriguing books. Maybe it's because he likes to cuddle with an adoring 4 year old son who loves books. Maybe it's because we're both educators and see the massive influence that reading with our child has on his ability to learn vocabulary, grammar, good morals, sequencing skills, and a myriad of other academic markers . In any case, we love this time of day. I've heard it said that books are honey for a child's soul. I'm working on a project to list the hundreds and hundreds of books we've read with Lukas since turning 4, including dozens of the Great Illustrated Classics. I don't remember ever reading The Count of Monte Cristo or Ivanhoe as a kid, but I've loved reading them with Lukas!

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