I like when I can make a challenge to my kid…
…that ends up being fun for me.
J2’s long term substitute is going to have the kids log 15 minutes of reading time, starting today. J2 reads pretty well, but, she is lazy and would rather watch a movie than read a great story.
Her tastes in stories tends to resemble mine – this is an 8 year old who likes Star Wars (all six movies), The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter, the Golden Compass, etc. Good science fiction and fantasy stories are a favorite of hers, just like her momma.
I bought Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time for her brother to read, well over a year ago, and I haven’t been able to coax him yet.
So…I challenged J2 to read it. I told her, I’ll read it with her, and if she finishes it, I’ll take her to see a movie and to lunch with Just Me as a special treat.
She started reading it last night.
The thing is, I’ve never read A Wrinkle inTime, but I know I’ll like it, and now I have an excuse to read it. Heee heee heee. Love it when that can sort of work out for me too! My bil had gone through his boys books, and another copy of A Wrinkle in Time was among those titles, so we have two copies in the house!
So…we shall see. At the very least, I’ll get to read something I’ve been looking for an excuse to move up the reading list for awhile.