Thursday, September 9, 2010

It makes me a little crazy that Elaine leaves children's books strewn all over the house. I know they're at risk of being eaten by dogs, and it just generally looks like poor treatment of books. Books belong on shelves. Organized. Possibly alphabetically.

However, I noticed that the bookshelf of children's books upstairs was looking a little thin, so I wandered around the house and gathered up an armful of twenty books that Elaine has brought down over the last week. Carrying that armful back upstairs, I was struck by just how many different books this little girl reads every day, even though she can't even read yet.

Although I question the quality of treatment that these books get in her hands, I cannot deny that they are getting loved. I'm so glad we have them.

1 comment:

  1. What about designating a place for books? Like, *This* is the reading chair, and *This* is the bin we put books in when we are all done reading them, and when the bin is full, *this* is where we bring them to put them away! These are also generally the rules we had in our college library. ^.~