“Mom, can we get more than one book?”
“What do you think my answer is going to be?”
“Why do you think that?”
“Because you never say no to books.”
“Precisely, kiddo. Good life lesson there; let’s buy all the books.”
My little readers.
I took the boys to Barnes & Noble today.
They were in their glory. They love words — my oldest loves reading them; my youngest never stops using them.
My boys walked into the store, loaded up their arms, and sat to read.
I gave them a few minutes to do this before I suggested we get all the books. They came home with nine of them. I’ll put my foot down when it comes to other things, but I can’t ever say no to books.
They know this.
They try not to exploit my weakness; though, I know they struggle with this sometimes.
Either way, it doesn’t make me upset. I’ll fill their rooms, their shelves, their home, and their hands with books all day long. Few things in life have the ability to be so powerful as the written word. That’s something I refuse to deny these two little guys.
Before we left they suggested, “Mom, we should buy a copy of each of your books, too.”
“My books aren’t available in the store yet. You have to order them online.”
“Well that doesn’t seem right. You wrote a book; it should be in a book store.”
“I don’t disagree, but unfortunately, that’s not how any of this works.”