Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Books vs Toys

I'm not one to share stories about my home life on this blog. The story I want to share with you makes me very proud and I have to share it with you.

My five year old daughter got in to trouble in school this past Monday. We had no choice but to discipline her for her actions. She was grounded from the TV, computer, and video games. Then, we sent her to her room for the remaining part of the afternoon. We hardly ever take this route. She ends up screaming her head off and yelling down the steps asking when she can come down. This time was different.

We told her she was allowed to play with her toys in her room and read books. She was there for the better part of five hours until bedtime. I got her bathed. Daddy gave her snack and took her up to bed.

A few short hours later, I went up to tuck her in right before going to bed myself. What I saw was incredible to me. Instead of my daughter pulling all her toys from the toy box and making a huge mess within her room, I saw books scattered around her room. I saw her lying with a few at the bottom of her bed.

Instead of playing with her toys, my daughter decided to read books. I'm proud she would choose reading a book over playing with her new Buzz light year toy she got for Christmas. It made me feel like I'm doing something right.


Let's skip a little further in the week....

We all remember our first little crush we had. I'm sure of it. This next story pertains to my daughters first crush. She talks about him all the time. I hear things such as, "I can't wait to see him tomorrow. I'm going to fix my hair really pretty just for him." OR "If he's good tomorrow during class, I'll let him hold my hand during recess." It's just too cute.

Yesterday she came home with a note from this boy. She was jumping up and down. Truly excited and showed me the note. When I looked at the paper, I couldn't help but to laugh. Take a look for yourself.....



This little boy poured his heart out to her. Probably went through hell before actually giving it to her. In return, he got a spelling lesson. She corrected it. She added in the Y,O in front of the U. She is definitely the daughter of a writer and I'm so proud!!!!

4 comments:

Olivia Hardin (Writer) said...

That is sooooo cute! Thanks for sharing it, Raebeth!

Buffy Kennedy said...

This has got to be one of the cutest things I've ever read. Thank you for sharing it!

booksbyjason said...

Ironic - my 5yo daughter was grounded from books last night (her favorite thing) because of bad behavior. That caused a lot of crying and screaming.

As for the crush thing - at 5? Wow. My daughter's had to beat the boys off with a stick but so far she's kept a good head on her to not act similarly interested. I feel sorry for the poor boy who does get the first thumbs up from her - after all, I have to set an example with the first one...

jodistone said...

That is so adorable. One of my favorite pictures of my daughter is when she fell asleep reading a book. The book was resting across the top of her tummy and she was sound asleep.

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