"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
I have a long list of things I have been patiently waiting to introduce to Reece. One of those things is the classics. Reading has, and always will be a big part of our days, but there was a little part of me that was very excited to bring the books I read as a child to Reece.
I tried last summer, with Little House in the Big Woods. At the time, Reece was four, and it didn't really capture his attention. Not even a little bit. So I put it away, saving it for another day. Fast forward to this summer, and I find a copy of Anne of Green Gables/Anne of Avonlea tucked away in a box. I had picked it up on sale two years ago. I pulled it out, and one night before bed we started reading.
He loved it! He couldn't wait to read another chapter, asking many times, as soon as he woke up in the morning, to read, so he could find out what Anne was up to. We devoured Anne of Green Gables, and moved on to Anne of Avonlea. After that I decided, to wait on the rest of the series, and instead try the Little House series again. We started with Little House on the Prairie, which he loved, and on Monday night we finished Little House in the Big Woods. Last night we jumped into Farmer Boy, the second book in the Little House Series.
Snuggling up with Reece each night, sharing these books, is a highlight of my days. At a point when I am tired after a long day and, at times, wish bedtime was quick and easy so I can soak up some mama time, the classics have brought a new spark to our bedtime rhythm. A spark I am happy to be sharing with Reece.