Mom and Boys

Figuring it out one day at a time.


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Letting him pick.

Every night we do the same thing.

We have a routine.

Bath, brush, book, and bed.

And although every once in a while I think it is okay to skip the bath, book and bed will never be altered.

No matter how late it is.

{Truth be told, I am really pretty strict about bed time. There may be one night a week were Linc is up later because we are at an event or something, but those really don’t happen often}

There is a small bookshelf in Linc’s room that holds all of his board books.

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His shelf.

And he gets to choose his book.

I have noticed that this process has become more intense as he has grown older.

I truly believe that one of Lincoln’s favorite parts of the day is choosing his own book.

He feels empowered.

He will stand at that book shelf and move books around, look at some pictures, ponder, then put one back, until…

He has the perfect book.

If I ever try to help even move books around so he can see them all I get an instant whine of disapproval.

This is his thing.

Just recently I have started to bring in longer books for us to read but he still gets to pick from his shelf.

Long book…then Lincoln’s book.

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His bedtime.

His book.

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What Linc is Reading: Quiet Loud by Leslie Patricelli

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The boy loves this book.

But it is all in how it is read.

And I am incredibly obnoxious.

Each page has a LOUD noise and a quiet noise.

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The key is to yell the LOUD noises as LOUD as you can.

And whisper the quiet noises so so quietly.

So much fun.

And he can’t get enough.

However, this would be a really bad choice for a bedtime book.

 


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What I Read: The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

LOVE LOVE LOVE

the silver linings playbook

I loved this book.

{I also enjoyed the movie, although they were completely different}

This is a story about a man struggling with mental illness.  An event, unexsposed until the end of the book, has caused him to lose his memory.  He is unaware that he has missed four years of his life while being instutionalized in a mental hospital.  The book is narrated by the antagonist and follows him through his journey of healing and an odd, unexpected friendship.

Unlike any book I have read before and I would highly recommend it to anyone.


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What Linc is Reading: Mr. Moo Can Moo Can You?

Mr. Moo

I think it is only fitting that we talk about Linc’s favorite Dr.Seuss book on Dr. Seuss Day,

But to be honest we do not read a whole lot of Seuss.

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But Linc loves Mr. Moo.

He finds all the sounds very amusing.

He hasn’t started trying to make them himself yet but I am sure that will come.

Some random Dr. Seuss trivia:

Dr. Seuss was actually given site words by teachers and challenged to write books using only those words.

Which is how the Cat in the Hat came into fruition.

Soooo, if you are teaching a little one to read, Dr. Seuss is a great start.


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What I read: Guilty Wives

I like to read.  I go through stages where I can read a book every two days to then having a dry spell of one book in a month.  I put these book reviews on Amazon after I buy them for my Kindle with the hopes that maybe one day they will send me free books so that I will write reviews…we will see if it ever happens.  I figure that I don’t have anything to lose, it only takes me a few minutes either way.  But I thought since I was writing them anyways, I would also post my book reviews here- for your viewing pleasure.  Enjoy.

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This book is about four women who are framed for murder, but the question is, are they really?  Most of the book is spent inside a french prison, where the antagonist is torched insufferably.  In a way it is your typical who-done-it novel, but the frame and set up is what makes it so interesting.  I would absolutely recommend this book.  It is an easy read and well written in the famous James Patterson style.  Awesome!


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What I read: Private Berlin

I like to read.  I go through stages where I can read a book every two days to then having a dry spell of one book in a month.  I put these book reviews on Amazon after I buy them for my Kindle with the hopes that maybe one day they will send me free books so that I will write reviews…we will see if it ever happens.  I figure that I don’t have anything to lose, it only takes me a few minutes either way.  But I thought since I was writing them anyways, I would also post my book reviews here- for your viewing pleasure.  Enjoy.

Private Berlin by: James Patterson

private berlinThis is one of my favorite authors.  Patterson’s books are always easy to read and keep you on the edge of your seat.  I love a good mystery and I am a sucker for serial killer books.

However, this was not my favorite Patterson book.  I found Private Berlin difficult to understand.  If you have a high understanding of history in this area of the world you may not have the same troubles that I had.  I found myself lost in references I didn’t understand.  Also, there was this weird untimely romance in the novel that was not really a romance at all.  It seemed thrown into the book for the sole reason of just having a hint of a love affair, but the romance was underdeveloped and completely out of place.

In Private Berlin a serial killer is murdering people from his past.  There is a mystery throughout the novel as to why the killer is picking his subjects.  There was also another story line going on in conjuncture with the main killer.  It was extremely confusing as to whether or not the stories were connected, how they were connected, and why some things were included in the book at all.

Overall, I would give this book 3 stars.

It was confusing, and too historical with not enough background knowledge.


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Just Chillin

Today was a pretty relaxed day.  Mike and I went on a walk and then he played basketball while I watched in the stroller.  When mom got home we just hung out and played on the porch.  She introduced me to bubbles which I was not that impressed with.  I think she was disappointed that I wasn’t more excited but really I thought they were kind of scary.  However…playing/chewing on the stick was a great time!

 

Tonight mom and I read two books before bed instead of one!!!  Rise and Shine is my favorite.  I love to sing and dance to the song in this book!  And after I get all excited we read the Wee Little Lamb to calm down.  I fell asleep in my crib tonight without crying one bit.