And long overdue at that…
Yesterday, I went around the house doing usual things, listening to Goliath and trying to find a few extra minutes to sit down and read The Cup and the Crown. Even though I of course turned off the book and listened whenever my daughter called for me and let her have unlimited screen time, and we baked the cake together, she must have been feeling neglected: she gave herself a haircut and only made it to the bathroom on time twice all day. Then my son managed to throw her shoe up on top of the climbing structure on the school playground, so that we had to wait half an hour for the swimming pool pole to be fetched to get it down. Of course this would be the time that I hadn’t stuck a book in my bag, having expected to go straight home. Also, having tried folding laundry both while reading a print book and while listening to an audio book, I’d have to recommend the audio book. With all of that hilarity, I was really pleased that I was able to get in more than six hours yesterday.
I finished The Cup and the Crown over breakfast this morning, listened to The Wake of the Lorelei Lee on the way to work and more Goliath while opening up the library. I was hoping that it would be slow enough that I could read Jinx in between patrons while doing my morning desk shift, but instead, I had lines of people waiting to be helped and no real in between. Also, I was weak and accepted when my colleague asked if I wanted to visit the Farmer’s Market with her for break. Even though I got a start on Jinx over lunch, I’m feeling a little nervous about fitting in the rest of my reading today. I’m still having fun reading and getting to know so many other readers!
Oh my goodness! I cannot believe that she gave herself haircut. Wait, yes I can. I think that I had a little fun with the scissors around that age too,
Yeah… my mother reminds me that I did similar at her age, too. I think it’s a rite of passage.
It makes me feel so much better to hear about another mom with young kids doing the challenge – mine are 4 1/2 and 6, and it definitely impacted my reading time to have them around. I could have gotten more reading done, and just tried to be patient with all the requests!
Yes! Even the 8-year-old was not willing to give up his turn in the car to listen to my audiobook instead of his. I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one trying to do this with young and insistent people around, too!