As it is National Book Month, I thought I would talk about the books that I have really enjoyed reading over the last year and then maybe suggest a few to read in the future. I love reading, and I have a couple degrees to prove it. I think I spent most of my early 20’s in a library. It became a place of comfort – sort of like that comfortable chair you always return to.
If you are anything like our family, you look forward to snow days with a certain amount of dread and a small tinge of happy remembrance thinking about the snow days of your youth. But by 10 am or so, the happy feelings begin to wane.
The dread comes about because we don’t normally plan an entire day of activities for our kids. On a regular day, they go to school, have “practice,” eat, and then sleep. But when they wake up at 6:30 am like our kids do, find out they are free from any educational restrictions, they seem to ratchet up their energy level like they downed a couple of Red Bulls while cramming a plateful of chocolate chip pancakes covered in syrup and whipped cream into their sticky mouths.