This is Thanksgiving week and therefore, I’m seeing even more SL’s (silver linings) and feeling more thankful than ever.
I have been in utter amazement at the thoughtfulness and support of sooooooo many people since the diagnosis. This is a topic for a different, very, very important post. For this morning, however, I’m focused on 4 3/4 (our daughter who happens to be 4 3/4).
This week an incredibly thoughtful friend dropped off the most wonderful collection of children’s books for 4 3/4 (in addition to a beautiful arrangement of the most fragrant yellow roses and magazines for me). In addition to our SL Movie List, 4 3/4 and I have come up with a SL Book List for snuggle buggle afternoons. It is especially fun for us to read “to each other”. What this means is that I read a book to her and then she “re-reads” it back to me. Super amusing.
Here are some of our favorites, for which I’m very grateful.
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper. A magnificent classic!
Ladybug Girl at the Beach by David Soman and Jacky Davis
Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen
Fancy Nancy’s Absolutely Stupendous Sticker Book based on Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor
Today I feel Silly and Other Moods that Make My Day by Jamie Lee Curtis. I LOVE all of Jamie Lee Curtis’ books. This is a wonderful book to help children recognize, explore and acknowledge all types of normal emotions. Especially good with the roller-coaster of moods thanks to FBC.
The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear and Jan Brett
Happy reading to all!