Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Sleeping Children

Lately the only way I have been able to get my son to take a nap is if I take a nap with him. While this is inconvenient because I don't get any other time alone all day, I have decided to savor my time with him these last few weeks before the baby comes as well as I can. Soon I will be snuggling with my new baby, but now I can enjoy snuggling and sleeping with my current baby. I know I will still be able to snuggle with him, but I won't be able to go to sleep with him because I will have other things to attend to. This time with him is very precious and I am glad that I realized while I can still take advantage of it. So for now, I will rest with him and delight in his warm body cuddled against mine and his hand pressed against my cheek.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Children's Books

My husband and I both love children's books. C. S. Lewis once something along the lines of "Any book that is worth reading at age ten is worth reading at age fifty." In other words, a good book is a good book, regardless of age.

Ever since I first got pregnant I have been collecting children's books. Mostly they have been picture books, but also chapter books that my husband or I remember fondly from our childhood. We now have a nice sized collection of picture books (but it can always be improved because there are never too many books!) and a decent number of chapter books.

Oftentimes we enjoy children's books even more than adult books. Since our finances are limited, we just browse the books at thrift stores and garage sales for decent ones (and by "decent" I mean both in physical and literary quality) and if the price is right we get them.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

A New Beginning

I have started blogs several times and have created more pseudonyms than Kierkegaard. It is my fervent wish that this time I will have the discipline to manage it properly.

Since I started reading more Catholic homeschooling blogs (such as the ones listed in my sidebar), I have been impressed by the beauty of the every day life of the mothers and their families. It is my desire to both imitate them (their blogs and their lives) and to chronicle the growth and education of my son and the new baby. If my blog is done half as well as the blogs of these ladies, I will be happy.