This past week, Bubba finally got his “big-boy” bed, and I couldn’t be happier! I had been looking forward to reading him stories in bed since the day he was born, so you can imagine how excited I was that first night! He was excited, too… although it could’ve had more to do with the bed than me reading to him in the bed.
Unfortunately, the first couple nights were hard on my eyes because the lighting wasn’t right. We ended up stopping by Target and bought a lamp that clips onto the headboard… so lighting is no longer an issue at bedtime.
Besides lighting the pages of books, the lamp turns out to be great for making hand shadows and getting the characters (and pants) to glow in the dark in Dr. Seuss’ book, What Was I Scared Of?: A Glow-in–the-Dark Encounter.
I’m definitely getting more reading in with Bubba now that he has his own bed, but I haven’t been reading him books from the library. With the colder weather, snow, holidays, end-of-the-quarter duties at school, etc., I haven’t been taking Bubba to the library. In fact, I had my first fine (for returning books late) since we started our journey this past spring… a $5.50 fine! I guess that’s not bad considering we’ve read nearly 1,000 books and have spent less than $6 to do it.
We need to get back into the old routine, though… if for no other reason than to get me a little exercise to burn off all the Christmas cookies I’ve eaten the past couple weeks! Maybe that will be one of my New Year’s resolutions… What resolutions are you thinking about making?