Peace in Reading with LM2

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This afternoon we made time for reading. This sounds like a simpler task than it is. There are so many things that pop up in each day that we usually save reading for the end of the day, when everyone is too tired to move, when snuggling in and hunkering down comes more naturally.

Thanks to our school’s EPIC account, this afternoon had exciting plans for us. LM2 and I sat in the living room for 45 minutes, cruising through books, topics, characters, science, and more.

It was fantastic.

LM2 and I never get this quiet time together, just the two of us. There are always other kids around. There are always competing interests in our house. There are always a zillion and one fun activities to distract us from mid-day reading, too.

But wintertime has its upside.

It’s cold and windy out today, so reading inside with a blanket and a cup of tea makes perfect sense. As well as “Huh-To-To,” what the kids used to call hot cocoa.

The best part about reading with my little man is what comes afterward. I love asking him questions and watching to learn how his mind thinks. I’m so lucky that he lets me in. I’m so lucky that he gives me insight into his world.

Taking time to focus on LM2 brings me such peace. Sharing something as simple as reading together is the most tranquil thing I can imagine. While we all read at night before bedtime, this extra bit was extra special.

What brought you peace this week? Share the peace!

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