Monday, April 05, 2010

Bookworm

Sarah is our bookworm. All of our kids love to read, but she's our kid who reads non-stop.

Sarah is the one who will check out 10-12 books and then remind us that it's time to go to the library because she's read every single one of them (in a matter of days). She's our kid we have to ask to put her book down at the breakfast, lunch, and dinner table. She's our kid who will disappear into her room for hours and emerge beaming because she's finished (yet) another book. She has insatiable thirst for books. She makes her parents proud!

Last night after we got back from the movie, I glanced out my bedroom window and saw this:

Multi-tasking at it's best blurriest. Smile.

18 comments:

*carrie* said...

I was a voracious reader at that age, as well. These pix are classic--I don't think I'd be able to accomplish that feat! =)

Cathy said...

I can't even put into words how much I love this. For, if we had a trampoline when I was a child/teen, I would have been found doing the exact.same.thing.

:)

Beth said...

I LOVE it. I think I must have been quite like your Sarah, although I never tried jumping on a trampoline and reading.... if we'd had one, I'm sure I would have! To this day, I still wish I was "allowed" to read in the car while my husband is driving, like I used to do with my dad. But for some reason, I feel like I can't since it seems less "adult" and a little rude. Oh for the days when my dad drove and I read. :) Oh, and I could have navigated a middleschool hallway with a book, too. :) Yeay for reading!

lisa@littlesliceoflife said...

Well, Sarah is a kid after my own heart. I used to disappear into my room for hours with a book too.

Come to think of it...I still do that.

Kecia said...

My Jessica is the same way (gets it from me) but never on the trampoline!! I love it.

Melissa said...

Oh my gosh, that is sooo funny!

Kellie said...

I often get tickled with myself when i tell my kids that they will have a consequence if they don't stop reading (this mostly happens at bedtime or when I really want them to be doing something else, like coming to the dinner table or doing chores).

I hope we always have such "troubles".

Gretchen said...

Oh, I don't care if it is blurry--that MUST go in her album. Too cute. I remember in 2nd grade, we had to have David sign a contract that stated he would no longer read in class. Ironic, no?

Reva said...

Love it, love it, love it. My granddaughter will want to do this as soon as she sees it. Amber has a trampoline that she loves to jump on and she goes through the books like crazy. She's eight and is already a bookworm for sure. Thanks for sharing.

jeanie@mageditor.blogspot.com said...

Oh how I do love a reader! I was a reader like this when I was her age. I just couldn't get enough of......WORDS! She looks darling! I love the pictures.

O Mom said...

Love it!

Kendra said...

It's like the people at the gym who walk on the treadmill while reading a book. She's just burning calories while enjoying a good read!

averagemoreorless said...

Now that's a girl after my own heart. I can only pray that one of my children loves reading as much as she/me.

gail said...

how funny! reading about your daughter made me think of myself at that age. i was the same way about the library and hiding away to read. thanks for bringing up the good memories.

whimzie said...

Oh, I LOVE this! Those pictures make me so very happy.

My parents used to make me go outside to play and sometimes they wouldn't let me take a book. I thought they were cruel and inhumane.

Jennifer said...

How awesome! My boy's were readers but now the teenage bug has bit and they don't find a need for it. I pray that changes. They see us read and I think that's a good way to model for them. We visit the library often and they know it's my desire for them to read. They always laugh when I bring my bag of books and magazines to football practice. LOL

I agree, this has to be in her album!

PS-Alligator pics are on my facebook. I'm working on putting them on my blog. I'm also starting a coupon blog. :)

Dee Dee said...

These are precious, priceless pictures, Mer. I'm not sure why, but they made me a little misty-eyed.

Sandy said...

Catching up on your blog....
If I'd had a trampoline growing up, this would have been me. I used to open my closet door & sit behind it reading when I was supposed to be cleaning out my closet. I'd hide the book when I heard my mom coming, & she always wondered why it took me SO long to clean out my closet. I'm still a voracious reader. Love your pictures!