This past weekend we visited my in-laws. Prior to our visit, my mother-in-law had been going through the books she’d kept from my husband’s and his siblings’ childhood.
It was really neat to see all the books they had read and to see how certain characters never fade. (Can you say Clifford?!)
I, of course, had to sift through them to see what all I could find. My husband’s grandmother was a librarian so they have lots of great books that she gifted them. (Some with autographs from either the author or illustrator!) I found Clifford’s Easter which was perfect timing.
They also have a stack of the cutest Winnie the Pooh books. I can’t wait for little man to be a little bit older so he can sit through those longer stories.
While looking at the books, I was struck by two things: 1. Good books and characters really do last generations. 2. A love for reading has to be encouraged. My husband is an avid reader of nonfiction and I am an avid reader of most things. We want our son to be an avid reader too. Luckily for us, we have avid readers in our extended family as well.
I have no doubt that one day my daughter-in-law will be doing this exact same thing! (At least, I hope so!)