Last week we were walking home from one of our favorite spots, the library! Jonah was walking along his nose in a book (I think it was one of these 'choose-your-own-adventure-ish math mysteries), when a woman laughingly said "I married one of those" and we began to chat. We chatted about reading, about the states, and eventually about Jonah's reading in particular. I mentioned that I find it hard to keep my book loving boy stocked with age appropriate material. And, by the time our conversation was over they handed me their card and offered to give Jonah (and the other boys) some books. The gentleman wanted to share some Biggles books, which he grew up reading - books about a first world war pilot. It made my day to say the least. Not just because we were amazed at the stack of books (and some teddy bears too), but because someone, out of the blue, showed us such kindness. They really wanted to help source my little reader with good books. I was so inspired by their kindness, and it has been a great reminder in a busy time to slow down and really try to engage with those around me generously.
Jonah's is having fun reading (and I'm hoping to dig in myself as soon as I finish The Hunger Games, which are a bit brutal for my taste, but have me hooked none-the-less.) And, Isaac really seems to like one of the teddies.