Sunday, June 20, 2010
The Sunday Salon: Father's Day Edition
My husband is an incredible father. There's so much I could say about all that he does for us, but suffice it to say that I married an amazing guy who does five loads of laundry every single weekend (washing, folding, putting away), makes the kids breakfast every morning (on the weekends too) and deals with the entire morning routine of getting them out of the house, and handles the dropping off and picking up of the kids on most days. This isn't new; he's done the laundry for all of the 20 years we've been together and the stuff with the kids since Day One of their lives. Moreover, he does this through incredible pain - he's had three herniated discs in his neck for nearly six years.
(I know. I'm practically a kept woman. People wonder how I'm able to blog so much? That's how. I'm damn lucky, and I know it.)
Anyway, for this Father's Day edition of The Sunday Salon, I give you this little funny reading-related story from this week.
"What the hell is she doing with something about babysitters that's labeled a graphic novel?!" he said. When I showed him what they were, he asked when comic books became graphic novels. Can't say that I had much of an answer for him. Still, it was pretty funny. (Or maybe you just had to be there.)
Having never read any of The Baby-Sitters Club books myself (as Laura from I'm Booking It and I discussed over lunch at the Book Blogger Convention), I was curious to see if they were appropriate for an 8.5 year old so I read this version. Happily, they seem to be OK. According to Barnes and Noble they have an age range of 9-12, and that's generally what Betty reads.
Speaking of which, Betty's doing really well with her summer reading. Her goal is to read 200 books this summer. She's completed 10 this week. She's also nearly completed the measly summer reading project that is assigned for incoming 3rd graders, which is to read a whopping total of 10 hours for the entire summer. (Yeah, an hour a week ... and they're allowed to take a week off from reading, for VACATION, if you can imagine such a thing.)
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