READING Best Frints In the Whole Universe. A funny picture book (warning you’ll have to use some of your best funny voices) about how real friendships can survive disagreements. And it’s NOT too late for your kiddo to get working on his or her summer reading challenge! Even if up until today your kid’s summer vacation has been all iPads and ice-cream sandwiches, you still have a ton of time to hit the library or book store and pick out five solid picture books to “crush it” before Labor Day. Happy to give you suggestions based on your child’s age and interests!
EXCITED to have discovered The Mother Company who publishes books that focus on social and emotional issues. With my five-year-old heading off to kindergarten in a month, I suspect we’re both going to be facing an avalanche of such issues.
OBSESSED with a book that I just finished reading (NOT, I repeat, NOT for kids), “A Little Life” by Hanya Yanagihara. Easily the best book I’ve read in the past ten years. I highly recommend it for everyone but I’m officially warning you that it’s heavy. As in I had to put the book down several times and take a break to read other lighter books to avoid falling into a deep depression based on the content of this book. But if you can deal with the weight of it, you’ll come out on the other side with a new appreciation for being aware of the fact that you really never know what someone else has gone through or what they are currently surviving. So be kind to each other, for the love of God!
IMPRESSED that there’s a right way and a wrong way to bribe your kids to read. This summer I thought I had perfected the art of bribery by having my son practice writing his letters in exchange for lemonade. Turns out that’s the complete wrong way to bribe kids…if you happen to believe the little known publication called, “The New York Times”. Wah-Wah….
Have a great weekend!