I have such fond memories of my Scholastic book orders that I couldn’t wait until my girls were able to have the same experience. I remember spending hours pouring over the newspapery sheets that were sent home in my folder once a month. Certainly the task is a bit harder for my girls than it was for me as I insist that we order only books. Toys and games have found their way to the pages of Scholastic book orders as they have into any other realm that used to belong exclusively to books but never mind… My girls are able to part ways with the eye catching toys and focus solely on books.
Just today, Caroline ripped open her backpack to examine this month’s books. After a trying afternoon of appointments, she declared what a bad day she’d had until she remembered her Scholastic order. She sat turning the pages of each book, deciding which one she would read first. She then told me that there was only one other child in her class who had ordered books. When I asked her if she knew why she said,
“A lot of parents say that their kids have too many books. Like you say with toys. But you’d never say that with books.”
And she is right. Thank goodness.