Five Minute Friday – Crowd

I sit on the couch for the umpteenth time, reading to the crowd. They are squirming, making noises with their teeth, pulling at their siblings, touching my glasses, and yet I still yearn to read to these little people. I found some old books the other day in a box in the corner of the attic. They are books from my childhood, old friends that brought me through many a lonely day. Charlotte’s Web, 101 Dalmatians, The Prince and Pauper, to name a few. And I want to introduce my children to these old friends of mine.

So, I will head to the couch again this afternoon, and open the book to read about Zuckerman’s Famous Pig. Though a headache will come from the crowd pressing in, I will resolve to read on, because there is magic in books. The wonder that can happen when a page is turned is palpable and I want them to feel it. I want them to be in awe of the words and where they can take you – the friends you can meet. Hopefully they’ll feel the same one day, only their memories will be filled with a little more joy, and they’ll remember how we crowded together to travel to far of places.


Five Minute Friday

3 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday – Crowd

  1. Danielle,
    I got to your blog through Lisa-Jo’s site. I love what you wrote here. I share your love for books and my mom brought me a couple boxes of my childhood books to start reading to my 13-month-old. On the outside were the titles of the books in each box and just reading the titles, memories of the stories and even what the front covers and pages looked like came back to me. I can’t wait to share these with her, and others as she gets older and we can discuss them together. I read ‘Anne of Green Gables’ to her when she was a newborn. We’ll probably have to reread that one. 🙂 Happy Friday!!

    • Danielle

      It’s truly a gift when we can share the things we love with our children. Thanks for stopping by, Jessica!

  2. I hope the crowd love the magic of those books as much as you do. I’m excited to start reading those books to my own kids very soon!! Have a great Friday.

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