Thursday, February 5, 2009

Read-a-holic's Welcome!

I had to do my thinking and pondering about this BEFORE checking all of your posts for this topic because I didn't want to be swayed.

I thought a lot about things our individual families have done for traditions that we have continued, but none of those things felt right. Also, many of our traditions focus around holidays; I wanted something more generalized.

Then, I realized that one of our most treasured traditions is something I hadn't thought of because we do it so often.

My husband and I read to each other out loud. He does great voices, I don't fare too bad myself.

Since we have been married we have read approximately 80 books out loud together. In addition, each of us has read books personally. There is no question as to where our 2 1/2 year old gets the propensity to sit on the couch and pore over books!

This is a picture of just the books I could scrounge up that we own that have been laying around the house, so there are no where near the number of books there that we've read.

Also, the books are arranged on our bed, which is our favorite place to read, and, as a side 'tradition', there are generations of quilters in my family, and I pieced the quilt they sit on.



Rachel H. said...

What an awesome tradition! I love it!!! It is definitely no wonder your kids will probably always love to read!

Mindy said...

Oooh, I see some good books in there!! I loved the alvin maker series... even though I usually steer clear of fantasy.

I only read out loud to my husband when he asks me what I'm laughing about... I LOVE to read!

For CC... it seems a little overexposed or something... very light.

Candace said...

I love this tradition! How cool that you guys read to one another. I also love to read and collect books, so I couldn't wait to see what you were going to write about when I saw the collage of books!

Shanda Call said...

I love to read too! It does kind of seem like there is a "FOG" over the picture...maybe too much lighting? Just needs toned down a little bit and it would look better.

Teryn said...

I noticed the fog too but I thought it was on purpose. Like the dreamy-ness of slipping into a really great story. I was actually going to ask how you managed to do it?

Charlotte said...

What a great tradition. And I love that you do voices while you read! How fun.

LeAnn and Cris said...

I love to read too, but I never do it out loud with my husband. What a great way to spend quality time.