So Quiet. Or Where’s Grace?

When Andra started kindergarten and the kids were at different schools, we split car duties and I picked up Andra and Phil picked up Grace.  Thus started “Drive Time”.  Every day when Phil picked Grace up she would talk non stop for the whole drive home – sometimes actually forming sentences and sometimes just repeating words or phrases over and over and over and over.  When Phil didn’t pick her up, as soon as she saw him she found the need to tell him everything he missed, who had done her wrong that day, what she ate for lunch and what happened after snack.  Grace is still very verbal, and usually monopolizes the dinner table conversations – a continuing development of Drive Time, I believe.

Last night, Grace was engrossed in a good book and couldn’t even stop reading to come eat dinner.  Dinner time has gotten a little lax over here, so Phil just told her she could keep reading if she came and sat at the table and pretended to eat.  She read as she walked to the table and she read when she got to the table.

After a couple minutes, Andra said “I think this is the quietest dinner we have ever had!  Grace, can you check out more books at the library?”

Isn’t it sweet how Andra selflessly supports Grace’s love of reading?

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4 Responses to So Quiet. Or Where’s Grace?

  1. jennie says:

    I love to read while walking from place to place too. I haven’t done it in a long time, it’s much harder now that I’m always carrying one of the kids or trying to shake them off my legs while I walk. Hard to hold the book steady.What book is so engaging?

  2. Mostly Jenine says:

    one of a series – The Wayside School. The school is a 30 story skyscraper or something. I’ll have to check it out. I just read a book of Andra’s and LOVED it – called Rules about a teen who has an autistic brother and teaches him “Rules”. I love kids books.

  3. rsmolders says:

    Why nobody responds to Comments?

  4. I was a militant smoker, and in my case, I think I particularly used smoking because what I felt was a kind of politically correct big brother assault on smoking.

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