sam has been painting down at the shop every nite, so i have been doing his normal bedtime routine with madeira. except for, i am the mean mom who makes HER read to me. it is just so fabulous to see your child’s face when she learns something as huge as reading. i am so proud of her and she is equally proud of herself. i have always adored reading, so i have really hoped that she would, as well, and if the smile on her face says anything, i think she does. . .these books are so great for new readers. although, it does make me feel a bit immature when i snicker at her reading “big, big dick”. i can’t believe i just admitted that out loud. please don’t think poorly of me. i have brothers. and a husband.