As I walked into the library yesterday a book caught my eye primarily because the cover was bright and multi-colored. It was Maya Angelou’s Letter to My Daughter. I remembered reading about it about a year ago, thought it sounded interesting, and then simply forgot about it. I picked it up and decided to check it out. It is an easy read (I read it in under 2 hours while the kids actually napped) and interesting. While it is filled with advice and life lessons, I didn’t find that component especially profound. What I did really enjoy was the stories of her life and experiences. Of that I would like to read more. She’s interesting, engaging, self-depreciating, insightful, and funny.
I have been doing yoga on and off now for about 3 years. I have started doing it at home again and my daughter has joined me in some of the easier poses. When we were at the library I discovered My Daddy Is a Pretzel by Baron Baptiste. It is one of the Barefoot Books and I order from that site frequently and have deliberated for a couple of years now whether or not to buy this book. The answer is now YES. It is a great book that shows different yoga poses, primarily the easier ones, for parents and children to do together. My daughter, upon arriving home, started flipping through it, looked at the pictures and then mimicked each pose. I was floored. She was awesome. Some of the easier poses my son could do as well. Needless to say, she loves the book and spent close to two hours last night doing the poses over and over again. She now refers to herself as the Yoga Master. Indeed she is.