Monday, April 23, 2012

Reading is for nerds

And I think my son is a nerd. The kid is so into books. It's really fantastic. I mean, I was a crazy book nerd when I was a kid so I guess that makes sense. He will read books in the car sitting in his car seat. He loves going to Barnes and Noble and pulling every book off the book shelf. (That part actually isn't that awesome for me.)

But mainly, he just constantly wants to read when we're home. If we're not outside playing in dirt, he wants me to read him a book. He'll bring me book after book and hand them to me and pound on the cover, making it obvious that I need to start reading. At bedtime we read about 5 or 6 books...he'll tell me what order he wants to read them in by pointing at them. If a book is new to him and he's particularly intrigued by it, he'll have me read it literally 7, 8, 9 times in a row. I hope his interest in reading doesn't wan as he gets older. But I will have to start learning what books are good for school age boys! All I know are girl books like Nancy Drew, Babysitter's Club, and Sweet Valley Twins. :)


  1. Mijo is totally the same. He loves his books. Today at the library he took a book he wanted, walked over to the check out machine, put the book on, and walked out. It cracked me up. We spend hours reading.

  2. Magic Treehouse and Diary of a Wimpy Kid series are great series for boys and girls.

    1. Thank you for the suggestions Karen! I'll have to check those out.

  3. This is so awesome! And you and John are going to have so much fun reading to him - there are just so many great books out there. Going to the library is still one of Simon's favorite activities.