Tuesday, December 18, 2007

It hurt a little to say it.

Boy! If I see you reading that book for one more second, I'm going to come in there and take it away. Go. To. Sleep.

6 comments:

Jen said...

LOL I take it that Jacob is staying up late?

Katie Alender said...

As long as it was something like "The Diggingest Dog" and not "Robinson Crusoe."

Sarah said...

That tops the time my father muttered (while watching me schlepp an armload of books into the return bin) "I rue the day that child learned to read!"

The librarians were properly appalled.

Christy said...

I know! It was such a lose-lose situation for a mother. I was so thrilled to see him glued to a book like that, but an hour past his bedtime when he has a cold and a Christmas concert today, well, what to do? He finished the book at breakfast this morning.

Mary Witzl said...

Go ahead and say it, Christy -- say it with pride. I say this all the time to my kids, my mother said this to me and HER mother said it to her. I'm betting your mother said it to you, too. Did it stop us from being readers? Of course not. It will probably just reinforce the idea in your kid that reading is a blast, knowing that Mom doesn't want him to do it all the time.

Besides, is telling your kid NOT to do something going to have much effect on him? Your son is old enough now that you probably know the answer to that one. Go ahead and say it and smile secretly to yourself that you're not saying "You turn that computer off right now."

Lisa said...

Sounds like me as a child. Once J can read well by himself, I fully expect that he and I will have the same conversation.