Sewing & Read-alouds, Summer Week 2

No sewing this week.  My spare time has been spent organizing the bookshelves here in the family room/”classroom” and starting to get the binders ready for the Fall Semester.  With only ten weeks left until Baby comes, I’m beginning to feel like I need to have these ducks in a row.  Rascal and Dinosaur’s school books arrived this past week, which spurred me on to this less crafty but nonetheless essential project. 🙂

Read-Alouds are still going well.  We had repeat requests for the Little Bear books among others that were already on the list, but we did manage a few new titles for our list this week:

16. Honey….Honey….LION! by Jan Brett.  This may be Dino’s favorite read this summer.

17. The Country Bunny and the little Gold Shoes by Du Bose Heyward

18. Town Mouse & Country Mouse by Jan Brett

19. Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

20. A Year at Maple Hill Farm by Alice and Martin Provensen

21. Cowboy Small by Lois Lenski

22. The Little Airplane by Lois Lenski

23. The Sailor Dog by Margaret Wise Brown

24. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Doctor Dan the Bandage Man made a reappearance this week.  It is an evening routine for me to braid Princess’ hair before bed while she “reads” to me out of three of her favorite books: My Little House ABCs, My Little House 123s, and Little Mommy.  The latter book is a Little Golden Book, and almost all of them look the same from the back.  The other night she didn’t want the  Little House books and so she was looking in vain for Little Mommy.  I picked up the Golden Book on the floor, thinking it was the one we sought, but instead it was Doctor Dan, who had somehow made it into the girls’ shelf rather than on the read-aloud shelves in the family room.

“Look,” I told Princess, opening up to a page showing Dan’s mother, “There’s a Mommy in this book, so why don’t you read this one?”

Not good enough.  Princess ignored the fact that Dan had a mother and focused primarily on the hero of the tale.  “That’s not a Mommy,” she pouted, “it’s a BRUVVER.”

Brothers don’t count when you’re looking for a book about a girl pretending to be a mommy.  Oh well.  The hair was braided anyway. 😉

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