I wish I could say that I am writing this from the comfort of my couch, still in my pajamas, but alas, every Sunday through June requires me to get dressed and go outside to watch Connor play soccer. I haven’t quite decided how I feel about Sunday games. On the one hand, it is nice not to have to get up early every Saturday morning for games. Then again, it completely ruins a peaceful Sunday afternoon. Oh well. Just one more sacrifice made for my children…
Because allergies suck and allergy medicine sucks all your brain cells, I did not get around to writing any of my six reviews I need to write. (I know what I’ll be doing after the soccer game today!) I was able to finish one more, highly enjoyable book and have moved on to something a bit more serious. The Read-A-Thon took a bit out of me this week, in that it required a bit more effort from me this week to actually pick up a book. Dare I say I was burnt out from reading? Hmmmm…
Holly had her surgery this week and is feeling 100 percent better. Her ears look really good, so we are hoping that the issue was really just her adenoids. She is so funny talking about how much she wants to go back into surgery because of the treats she got afterwards (ice cream, a new book). She may be the only child I know who gets excited at the thought of going to the hospital.
Speaking of books, you know you’ve passed on your love of reading to your children when they start jumping up and down in excitement when you mention going into Barnes and Noble. Both Connor and Holly last night were beyond excited at the idea of a new book, and Connor even went so far as to declare Barnes and Noble the best store ever. Ah, I have done my duty.
Even better, I used those same books to bribe the kids into helping me with housework today. Connor literally got up, went outside to brush the dog, swept the stairs, empty out the dishwasher, shook out the rugs, cleaned the sliding glass door, and so much more all because he knew that I would let him have his new book if he helped. It was…awesome! I got my house finished in half the time, and I only had to do half of it. Bribery does pay.
On that note, I need to go pay attention to my children. Have a lovely Sunday and great week! Happy Reading!
Oh, my kids got the books first and didn't know that they were going to be withheld until AFTER we bought them. Sneaky? Yes. Did it work? Yes.
Actually, I found it works for me even when I buy the books. I've gone on a book buying binge this past week and felt so guilty, I cleaned the house more thoroughly than I have done in a very long, long time. Cleaning helps assuage guilt. Who knew?
Glad your daughter is on the road to recovery.
As a kid, I loved it when my dad would take me to Tower Books to pick out a book all for myself. Good times! I'm sure your kids will appreciate it, even if chores had to be done first :-).
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Love the book bribery! Maybe my husband could use that to get me to clean the house (but only if he does it with NEW books and doesn't try to withhold the books I already have).
Fredegonde – My youngest used to be bribed with Barbies and stickers. The stickers were cheaper and easier, but books last longer. I'll take books any day, especially if they continue to work so well. LOL!
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Thanks, Diane! Allergies suck, but kids who love reading and think that book stores are great are the best! It made my day to hear them say that and to get so excited about reading!
Oh yes, bribery does pay! I have three kids but only two of them can be bribed with books; my youngest still needs Legos. 🙂 Very pretty blog, btw.
Hey Michelle…sorry about the allergies, but yay for you raising reader children; how great is that?
Have a great Sunday and good week as well.