Stacey Loscalzo

May 04

Peer Pressure

by Stacey

Sometimes peer pressure can be a good thing.

I have been encouraging Caroline for months to read new books and she has been fully in a re-reading mode that just won’t stop. I have bought and borrowed more books that I think she will love, with no success.

About a month ago, for the blink of an eye, Caroline did read Lois Lowry‘s Anastasia Krupnik and adored it. Of course, I went and found every Anastasia book I possibly could and for the past month, they have sat, unattended on Caroline’s bedside table as she re-reads and re-reads other books.

Yesterday, though she came home and said, “Do we have All About Sam? I heard it was good?”

I showed wonderful restraint and simply moved the book from the bottom of the pile and placed it on her pillow. I did not say, “Yes! I have been showing you that book for a month now and you have rejected it!” Although, maybe I said it by writing it here but we’ll let that go…

I suppose it doesn’t really matter how books get into Caroline’s hands. What matters is that I finally had to force her shut off her light again last night. It’s been a long time since Caroline’s been caught up in a good read. It was great to see her there again…

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