This week we received another letter from Coco. I call them Coco Love Letters because they are always covered with hearts and “love”. She’s a good girl and I know she’s thinking about us.
When she lived he, Coco and I read books together. There was rarely a day that we didn’t read because it was part of her bedtime routine; that, and every other week we took a trip to the library where she would pick out about 30 books and we’d fill 3 book bags. Occasionally I would buy books too, usually as it related to whatever holiday was around the corner. One day in Target I picked up one of those small, square board books–it was about Easter. There were child-appropriate pictures in it of the resurrections. We’d read it a few times in the week leading up to Easter.
As was often the case, Coco would leave the bathroom door open when she was sitting on the toilet. Like a grown up, she would take a book in with her if she was going to be a while. As I walked by I noticed she’d taken the little Easter book and propped it up against the screen with the pages looking out the open window. I asked Coco why the book was in the window? She said, “The sun is out, Jesus should enjoy the sun too.”
- You Have To Include ” Happy Easter ” To Your Family Library (kidbooksreview.wordpress.com)
- Classic children’s books revived to enthral today’s young generation (theguardian.com)
- Songbooks and Stories ~ Early Literacy Activities (crozetplayschool.wordpress.com)