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?”
“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.