From my Writings of a Mrs Blog.
If only it were that simple!
So my 18 year old daughter has moved into her very first apartment. The first one of the bunch to be living on her own.
She is on her own despite my encouraging her not to….encouraging her to wait….encouraging her to attain the finer things while living at home…..but to no avail.
Why is it so challenging for us to remember what it was like to be young and eager to be independent? Is it because we have faced and long forgotten the misery and joys that come with first apartments? The good old days of eating Ramen noodles every night because it’s all you could afford? I was so excited to be on my own for the first time that my room mate and I Continue reading
My children have finally become willing, engaged readers!!
I know isn’t it so exciting??
My son Noah is really loving the Big Nate book series and my daughter Eden has fell in love with Ivy and Bean. I love seeing them pick up a book to read on their own.
I had a family member mention that Big Nate was comic bookish and not advanced enough for my son (he is a strong reader he just never had the desire to read for leisure) but you know what? He loves these books. He is keen to read and for me that has been what I have been waiting for.
If your child wants to read, encourage them to do so, what ever the reading level!