Both of my girls were huge Mama’s Girls, until they weren’t.
Caroline and Rob began to bond a few years back over a shared love of the Yankees. While Caroline still thinks I’m pretty great, there are nights that she nearly knocks me over, running past me to greet Rob when he arrives home from work. From then until bedtime, they will chat about Jorge Posada’s retirement, the Giant’s ticker tape parade or the excitement over new Knicks’ sensation Jeremy Lin.
Until this weekend, Katherine could potentially go the entire evening without saying a word to Rob while hugging me constantly claiming that I was her BFF. This may be a slight exaggeration but not completely. If Rob is home (which is fortunately often), he is a big part of the girl’s bedtime routine. After I read, he will lay with them for a few moments, talking about their most and least favorite parts of the day.
Friday night, I was out so Rob read with Katherine. When it came time for their most and least favorite parts of the day, both Katherine and Rob said that the reading was their favorite part. Katherine decided they should, therefor, read together more often. They spent so much time on Saturday reading, that Rob had a sore throat at the end of the day. Katherine has even declared that tonight, she would like Rob to read all her books.
I’m not sure what is happening but wouldn’t it be something if Katherine and Rob bonded over books?
I’m not sure what I’ll do with all my free time. Read, perhaps?