The other day while putting some stuff away in our storage room I noticed a box of Zack and Bo's old children books mostly hidden by other storage boxes. I pulled it out and thumbed through the contents to see if Winston might be interested in any of the boys old favorites. I found a couple of Bo's books - old classics - I thought he'd like. Bo simply loved these books when he was little. I brought them upstairs and we read them for bedtime that night. Of course Winston loved them too and he really loved the fact that they were old favorites of his beloved brothers.
The first book - "There's an Alligator Under My Bed" we had to read 5 or 6 times (I finally had to say enough). This short story fascinates him and we've had to read it several times each night ever since. I can't help but smile as we get to the end of the story and he's already saying, "Again Mom, again!" Zack and Bo used to do the same thing. I've always enjoyed reading time with my boys and I'm so glad that they all love to read as much as I do.
A precious find for me - Bo signed his name in these books. He was just learning to write at the time and looking at his name scrawled by his child's hand brings back all kinds of fond memories from when he and Zack were little boys. At the same time, I can't help but think of all I have to look forward to with Winston. I just love books (and my boys) - both old and new!