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AIM TO READ WITH YOUR KIDS


Fifty years later this picture hangs in the same spot…

A nap was a daily act of self preservation – for me and for my kids. They went to morning kindergarten, so until they entered first grade they took a nap in the afternoon. Sometimes not willingly and often sleepless, but it was a pause in the day because it usually started with a book. A story. An excuse to sit side by side in a quiet spot to listen and talk, to share an adventure. Memorizing Mother Goose; laughing with Dr Seuss. I was lucky to be a stay at home mom, and realize many moms don’t have the time to do this – but tucking in to say goodnight with a book is a perfect way to end a busy day.

Dolly Parton reminded me to think about those days this morning, after learning that growing up, the Bible was the only book in her home. She just dedicated her Imagination Library to her father who never learned to read or write, and at 72, she celebrated at the Library of Congress for donating her charity’s 100 millionth book to the nation’s official library claiming, “Of all my life’s accomplishments, my book charity is the most precious.”

Childhood is such a fleeting thing. Aim to take the time.

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7 thoughts on “AIM TO READ WITH YOUR KIDS

  1. Priceless photo and a wonderful post. I was reading to my one-year-old granddaughter yesterday. She’d choose the book, then back up to me until I enfolded her in my lap and read it with her. What could be sweeter! And as you said, more fleeting . . .

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  2. Susie:

    This was precious! I hope many of your friends can view and forward. We will send to many. Hope Billy doesn’t mind.

    Love,

    Nan and Curt

    On Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 7:09 PM, chuckysueslastdance wrote:

    > Susie Kroseberg posted: ” Fifty years later this picture hangs in the same > spot… A nap was a daily act of self preservation – for me and for my > kids. They went to morning kindergarten, so until they entered first grade > they took a nap in the afterno” >

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  3. That picture is so adorable. Is it one of your kids? I just heard Dolly on NPR. The gift she gives is wonderful. I tried to read to my kids every night. We subscribed to the scholastic book program and got books every month. We always looked forward to new books and going to the library. I can’t imagine my life w/o books🤗

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  4. Susie,
    Wonderful to see and read this. I saw Dolly Pardon on TV yesterday too and what she has achieved is truly remarkable. I am passing your blog along via email in case Billy might object to your showing his cuteness on Facebook. Love you, Duff

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