Friday, April 10, 2015

Yes, I can read.......

I am not a huge fan of reading!
(I know shutter with fright! Dismay! Disbelief!)
I love the idea of reading, I love watching my children read, and read. However when I typically grab a book, I have a hard time finishing it. I have a hard time concentrating on it. My mind is active and thinking of all the other things I should/could be doing.
(Funny thing is, just the other day I was speaking with Papa Bear, about this very subject. He asked if I'd read a specific book recently.  I said no, I don't really have time to read. He laughed and said, every time I see you, your reading a book, and usually a different one. Well that might be true, but the other side he doesn't know is that I rarely finish a book!)
This is something I am working on. I am trying to set up a specific part of my day to read, free read. We do have a 30 min block that we call religious reading right after lunch. However I typically read aloud to my 3, 4 and 6 year old boys. Then I try to throw in a 15 minute or so reading of my own.
I am slowly working thru God's Smuggler
We read aloud during lunch time, but this is a family classic reading.
Sometime I try to read before bed, and our scriptures, but sometimes that's not something I have energy for.
I learned I CAN READ!!!!
I was considering reading Bambi to the children as their next classical read aloud. I have heard that many don't like it. I found it at the local DI (Thrift Shop) for $2 and thought well, I'll grab it and read it myself. And did I ever read it for myself! I started in on Thursday afternoon, during my daughter, CHARITY's  co-op dance class. I finished on Friday at 11:30, just before leaving for our homeschool park day and social activity!
Does that mean I'll read it aloud to my children, probably not! However it's one I'm fine with having on my shelf.
I love how descriptive the author is. You could all but "see" what you were reading.
The storyline??? Well it's very "real" And well seeing that Little House in the Big Woods had my little GALLANT, (4) up having nightmares.... this is probably not a good fit for us!
Yeah, that panther that chased Grandpa and jumped on his horse, that was too much for him. It might have to do with the neighbors cat that scared him one evening.

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