Sunday, February 28, 2010
I wanted it documented our completion of the Harry Potter series. This fall we stared reading as a family the first book. I have been reading to the boys at night before they would get into bed. By the end of the first book they were hooked. We have been reading almost every night since and this afternoon we finished #7. It has been really fun to watch the boys get so into these books. Eli in particular has really enjoyed this series. I loved that they would hurry each night to get ready for bed so we could have more time to read. They would almost always have to find a pencil or a toy of some kind to hold as a wand while I read. They have tried out spells on each other, and many times I have had to outlaw spell casting due to fights about who cast their spell first. Has any other mom had their kids tell on each other because one of their brothers cast an "unforgivable curse" on them? This will give you an idea as to how much Eli loved these books; one afternoon he had finished his homework and there was still about 45 minutes before dinner. I told him he could play his DS or I would read to him from Harry Potter. He didn't even take a second to say he would rather have me read to him. Our only problem now is deciding what we should read next, I want to hurry and find something quick so we don't get out of the habit of reading together. I would love to hear suggestions from any of you as to what you have read together.