Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Day 8 - Can't put down my book
My kids have been obsessed with The Hunger Games series. The books sounded morbid and violent to me, but when I heard their (Christian) school is discussing them at book club, I figured they couldn’t be that bad. I know that trusting the school to make judgements on what’s appropriate for my kids is lazy parenting, but I figure if they black out all the Pokeman and Harry Potter books on the Scholastic book orders with a Sharpie, we’re probably okay.
Anyway, I picked up the first book the other day and I’m hooked. When the kids were reading the second book, they were fighting over it and hiding it from each other and driving me crazy until my niece Tia saved the day and lent us her copy. But now I get it. I can hardly put it down long enough to post this entry. I’m going to make this short.
I’ve been doing okay on my page-a-day photobook, but rather poorly on my Christmas shopping. I bought a few stocking stuffers today though, so I’m counting that. The daily blogging is going better than I expected, thanks to some great suggestions from you. Cousin Carolyn suggested doing some pay-it-forward good deeds; I’ve been mulling it over and looking for opportunities. I did let a car in front of me in traffic today, but that’s not very dramatic. I didn’t yell at my kids today (yet), so I could tell them to pay it forward. I may need to aim a bit higher.
I'm off to read my book. I hope no one hid it on me.