Friday, March 13, 2009
Have You Read This Book?
Someone gave us this book in a pile of used books. The first time one of my kids brought it to me to read to them (three years ago?) I started crying halfway through. My kids couldn't figure why I was so upset about a mother rocking her growing child. Well, I still can't read it without crying. I try every six months or so and if my kids choose it too close to the last time I read it, I ask them to choose something else. Yesterday, #s 4 & 5 got to wonder why I had tears in my eyes. I didn't even finish reading it to them. I just showed them the pictures on the last three pages and put the book away. Even though my children frequently test my patience, I know I'll miss the child-rearing phase of my life. This book always reminds me how much I love them.