Friday, October 10, 2008

Book Worm

I know I have made mention of my daughter's love of books on this site before so I won't go into any elaborate explanation other than to say that if given the choice she'd choose to read all day everyday.

Tonight, before I put her to bed, I had been reading to her for about an hour. After tucking her in I went into my bedroom and read for a while and then started doing some writing. About an hour had passed and I walked into the hall and saw my daughter's light on in her bedroom. There she was sitting on her bed with about 15 books just reading to herself.

Once she'd been spotted she started to laugh. I asked her what she was still doing up. She said, "I've just been reading all this time by myself." I turned the light off again and told her to go to sleep. As I was walking down the stairs she yelled after me, "Mommy, I might have to sneak the books again" and then laughed hysterically. So, I went downstairs and picked up, only to return again to find her still reading. She did indeed "sneak" the books again.

As much as I wanted her to sleep and as much as I don't want to encourage her to disregard bedtimes, I just didn't have the heart to interrupt her. (She did finally go to sleep...much later than she should have).


Nancy said...

Maybe you can make a deal with her that she can do that once or twice a week (I guess depending on what she's like in the morning!).
My sisters and I were like that -- we would read under the covers with flashlights.
One time my sister got up and sat in the bathroom until about 3am because she just HAD TO finish a book (she was a teen then)!
My son did NOT inherit my love of reading.

Moxymama said...

Yeah, I can hardly fault her because I did the exact same thing...still do. That's a good idea about the once a week deal. I would never want to quelch her love of reading.

Emerald said...

I pulled the flashlight caper often as a child. My parents pretended not to notice. Nice that your daughter "sneaks" openly. Very cute.

Gena B. said...

How cute. There are certainly worse things in life. :)

Trippy Hippy said...

Precious! My oldest does that all the time. I figure in the realm of things I should be glad.