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Thanks, Mom. (In So Many Words)

We’re currently 3/4 of the way through the 5th and final book of Gregor: The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins (of the Hunger Games trilogy fame).

I can’t even remember when we started this series. Summer? What I do know is that the kids have been hooked from day one.

So tonight, as we settled in to read, Harper asks,

“Mom, is this a series you would choose to read on your own?”

“What do you mean? I did choose it.”

“No. Would you read it without us? Like, alone.”

“Ohhh. I get it. Yes, it’s something I would read by myself.”

“But, well, you chose to share it . . . you know, read it to us, like, together . . . instead of well, keeping it to yourself, like, you know-“

“Harper, are you trying to say thank-you?”

“Yes.”

“You’re welcome. This is my favorite activity of the day. Reading to you both.”

And THAT is why I continue to read aloud to my 10 year old.

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