Sunday, June 27, 2010

She Can't Get Enough




That sound would be books hitting the hardwood floor in my daughter's room.

Every night, as I am saying goodnight to her, she collects a stack of books from her shelves. She climbs up into her bed and after I tuck her in, she proceeds to read each and every book in her pile. As she finishes, she tosses each one over the side of her bed, and onto the floor.


She has such a tremendous love for her stories. And at 6 years old, she has learned to read one year sooner than both of her brothers.

She does really well and I am quite impressed with her. As we say around here, reading is her thing, just don't ask her to do Math. But that story is for another day.

She reads in bed. She reads in the car. She reads in the loo. She reads walking up and down the aisles at the grocery store (that was fun and quite a sight). She even reads twirling around in the living room. Yes, that's right, she sometimes twirls as she reads aloud to whomever will listen. Being prone to motion sickness, I practically throw up watching her, so I choose to listen with my eyes closed.

As much as I love the fact that my daughter can't get enough of books, I am beginning to think she has an addiction. She may need a 12-step program.

The last night before school ended for the summer, she went up to bed at her normal 8:30 time. I kissed her on the nose and told her that her books needed to go away so she could get some sleep. She handed them to me, rolled over, and closed her eyes.

An hour later, she emerged from her bedroom and shouted down that she needed to use the bathroom. I told her okay and that I would be up when she was done to help her back to bed.

Quite a few minutes passed and she still did not come out of the bathroom. I went up to check on her and found her reading a book.

"Um, hi mommy. I really didn't have to go to the bathroom. I just wanted to finish this book."

I went into her bedroom and saw a half dozen books sprawled across her comforter. She had pulled over the curtain to let the last remaining rays of daylight in and when she could no longer see, she fibbed and said she had to pee.

It seems my little bookworm is hooked!!!


♥Georgie♥ said...

Now that is fantastic! of my 3, 1 is a complete bookworm...i wish the other two had my passion for books....

Lainey-Paney said...

Well, at least she's up late doing something great like reading....
There's the up-side!

Mrs4444 said...

That's awesome :) My kids are the same way; up til midnight reading, sometimes. They could have worse vices, right?

And BTW, HI :)

Mommy Cracked said...

I can only pray my son will be the same way! That is wonderful!! Good for her!

Anonymous said...

i was the same way when i was a kid and so was my husband. 2 of my 4 like to read, but they aren't obsessed with it. i totally don't get that!

Bonnie the Boss said...

Fibbing to read, that is pretty awesome.

kathy said...

Woo! That is really fantastic! My kids are the same way, too.