11.16.2011

day 16: long exposure

i'm not a photographer. i don't know how to do a long exposure picture. so i'm going with a play on words of sorts. mikey has had a long exposure to books. he loves to sit and look at them himself. we read to him everyday. before bed, we try to read 3 books. the last one we read to him every night is goodnight moon, a favorite and classic. [he loves pointing at the red balloon when he sees it!] i hope that he grows up loving to read. the teacher in me will be so proud, i will feel like i did something right, at least - no matter what. i love his bedtime routine. we take turns - switch off nights, cause i didn't want mikey to get too dependent on either one of us, in case i had book club or something. we make sure he's not thirsty, we brush teeth, we read books. we used to sing some lullabies but haven't been doing that for a while & he's just fine. we lay him down and give him his blankey and stuffed animals. most nights, no tears. i love it. i feel like he's a happy, well adjusted little man. i feel positive about the habits we're helping him form. ok. that's my long exposure... goo' night.

2 comments:

Beth said...

Umm Finn totally loves the red balloon too, but he loves most any kind of circle. With parents like you, he is going to love books.

Amy said...

I love bed time routines:) I think Mkey will grow up loving books like his mommy:) I was so happy tonight to see my 8 year old cuddled up on the couch tonight with her nose in a book! It made my teacher's and mama's heart happy:)