Where It Starts
I have a list of things that I will start doing someday. Someday when I have more time. You know the list. I’m pretty sure we all have one. Mine includes filling photo albums, eating more dark leafy greens and reading the newspaper.
Fortunately, until that day comes, Rob helps me with one of my ‘someday’ items. Whenever he reads an article in the paper that he thinks I would like, he puts it on my desk.
The other day, I came downstairs to find The New York Times Sports section sitting on my lap top. The article was “Tuck Shares His Love of Reading.” The blurb indicated that the article would be about the children’s book that the Giant’s Jason Tuck had recently written. I was about to begin my lecture on celebrity authors and how Rob did not need to save these articles, when I continued reading.
Yes. The article promotes Tuck’s book and his charity, RUSH (Read, Understand, Succeed and Hope). But it is more than that.
It is the story of a family that values reading. A family that goes to the library together. A family that talks about their time reading to their babies from the moment they were born and even before. Parents that remember their favorite books from childhood. Tuck was partial to “Cat in the Hat”, “Green Eggs and Ham” and the “Arthur” series.
And it is the story of a family that really gets it.
The article reads,
“I like to think we’re pretty amazing parents,” Tuck said, laughing, “but that doesn’t mean it isn’t hard sometimes. There are lots of decisions to talk about and issues to figure out. But we know that reading is where it starts. We know that for sure.”
Now this is one celebrity author that might just be the real deal…
There’s no question that some of these celebrities (Tuck included) are for real, in terms of reading and literacy. Others, well, what can you do?