Thursday, May 31, 2007

Reading


Reading is "it" now; Madeleine's favorite activity. This particular picture was taken immediately following a trip to the library. Her nose was stuck in the book from the second the van door closed to later that evening, managing to walk inside upon arriving home without losing her stride.

What's interesting about this development is that I remember doing that as a child. A lot. I remember losing myself to the outside world and not hearing ninety percent of what was going on around me if I was fully absorbed with a book, which I often was. And now Madeleine is the same way, lost in a book and unable to see or hear the world around her.

Don't you just want to jump in after her and see what's so interesting?

8 comments:

Alexis Jacobs said...

That is exactly how I was. There is no better gift you can give your kids than a book.

sixty-five said...

Very sweet. Love the way the house looks, too!

MOST with an attitude said...

I was the same way, too! My folks would yell up to my room to come down for dinner for 3-4 minutes before I heard them. Way to go Madeleine!!

AuthorMomWithDogs said...

Nothing better than a good book!

it's me, Val said...

I love it. I wish my mom had taken picturs of me reading like this. I was the same way, too. I wish I was more like that again now. Great pics!

terri said...

That is so cute! Did she fall off the couch?

grandfather said...

War and Peace tonight. The Brothers Karamazov tomorrow night. That's my girl.

SuperMom said...

t, no. but amazingly she stayed in that position for well over an hour-- ouch!