Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Reading is sweet
and so are you!
Ok, so my Valentine writing skills might be a little rusty….
With that loving holiday Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, it got me thinking about love and how children experience love. For most kids… the first most universal experience of love is from mom or dad. Things get a little more interesting once kids hit the stage where they are old enough to have their first crush and taste of puppy love…and inevitable heartbreak.
As one of those moms who thinks her kids are growing up much too quickly, I’d like to believe that this will never happen. And, even if it did happen, that it will go away. Yes, I suppose we moms have stages we need to grow out of, too. But, in the meantime, I’m going to do my best to nurture those loving feelings in my kids towards one of my first major loves… books. Much like those famous love stories… Tristan & Isolde, Romeo & Juliet, Cleopatra & Marc Antony, my love affair with books has been intense and life altering. Just think of the ways that childhood can be so enriched by a love of literature.