Monthly Archives: July 2013

Summer Reading…or Else

There are some things that just seem to go hand in hand. This would be the case with our local library’s reading program and Summer.

For you see, I live in the same town in which I grew up. As I child, I participated in the reading program at the library each Summer. And while the program has changed slightly over the years, the basic principle remains the same – Encourage reading.

It is a wonderful program. Each child is given a form to record the books they have read. As they work toward their reading goal, they are rewarded prizes. And for those that make their reading goal, they are invited to attend a party, complete with entertainment and prizes donated by local businesses.

Patriotic Confusion

So many stories, so little time.

So before anymore time escapes me, here it goes…

It was July 5th. The kids and I had watched a fireworks display the previous evening. I was still feeling very patriotic following the Fourth of July.

While, I was emptying the dishwasher, I began singing along with the radio.

“…and I am proud to be an American…”

At that exact moment, Owen, came busting through the room.

“I am not American. I am British.”

Now, if you haven’t seen the preview for the new Disney’s Planes movie here it is.