I am an avid reader. I always have been. I don’t read as much as I used to now, simply because there isn’t enough time, but I LOVE to read. I’ve read to Lincoln since he was a wee itty bitty babe. You might remember sweet moments we’ve spent reading, that I posted about here.
Since Lincoln has become quite the active toddler, he’s lost interest in me reading to him. :::cue the tears:::
He’ll pick up a book here and there and read to himself, but for him to actually sit down with me and let me read to him….it just doesn’t happen. I know he’ll let me read to him again when he’s ready, but boy do I miss it!
As you know, we’ve been co sleeping since last September, when Jared entered the Police Academy. The other night Lincoln brought a pile of books with him to bed. I was a little surprised. Normally if he chooses to bring something with him, it’s a ball. He sat in bed while I brushed my teeth, looking at the books. When I got in bed with him, he handed me a book! It was The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I read the book to him, and he was all excited. He pointed to the pictures and cuddled up with me. When we were finished reading, he handed me another book. He handed me our very special book from when he was my tiny baby, Guess How Much I Love You.
I just about melted right then and there. I read that special story to my sweet boy, and then thanked him for letting me read to him. He made my night. I hope many more nights of reading together are in our future 🙂