Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Abbey B, Girl Detective
Can I just tell you how H-A-P-P-Y I am that she is reading Nancy Drew? It makes me grin from ear to ear. I loved Nancy Drew books when I was younger. LOVED them.
Her older sister, Sarah, the girl who has a voracious appetite for the written word and who claims her sport is Xtreme reading has never gotten into Nancy Drew. She tried. Tried again even. But it just wasn't something she wanted to pursue. I probably didn't contain my disappointment well.
One morning, around the first of the year, Abbey went with me to the grocery store. We were talking about her beautiful chestnut-colored hair and I said: Hey, you know who has hair the color of yours? NANCY DREW!
She loved that, so I started telling her all about the characters in Nancy Drew novels--Bess, George, Ned, Hannah. She knew a little bit from seeing the movie, but I told her the books were VERY different from the movie. She was intrigued. She told me she thought she might want to try reading the first book because she loved solving mysteries. An hour or so later she helped me find black beans at the grocery store and she pulled my ear close so she could whisper: See, I found the beans for you. I'm sort of a mystery solver. Soooooooooo adorable.
The next thing I knew she came home from the school library with the first two books in the series. Last week Sarah helped her find a bunch of books that were in a chest in the basement...most of these are ones that my mom found at "Friends of the Library" sales. Abbey has big plans to read them all!
She ate breakfast and got dressed in record time this morning so she could keep reading.
It's pure happiness for my mama-heart!