It was Tuesday of last week. OBaby and I had just returned home from baby story time at our favorite local children’s bookstore when it hit me:
It’s high time I blog about books.
We love our books. We love to suck on them, crawl over them, pull them out of Mommy’s hand when she’s trying to read them, stop Mommy from turning their pages because we want to look at the pictures longer, and just generally heart spending time with our books.
Sometimes, when the toy baskets (you know, the ones that are actually nice décor baskets that we keep the baby toys in so that our living room doesn’t look more like a day care than it has to?) aren’t cutting it for entertainment value during an afternoon drag (the time between the last nap and when Daddy gets home), I go to the bookshelf in OBaby’s room and grab an arm load of books. I dump them out on the living room rug, and we pretty much go to town.
This particular Tuesday after story time, I filled our living room with books that are as close to infant proof as they come (although ample amounts of baby drool can give even the most indestructible board book a run for it’s money) and OBaby and I had a good literary romp.
So I’m sitting there, among books that have become some of my favorites of all time, many of them books that I learned about in college when ‘Early Childhood Lit’ was just a class I took and not something I practiced everyday, and I’m thinking, “I want to share the amazingness of these books with my friends and readers (who are friends I just haven’t met yet).”
Yes, my thoughts have parentheses sometimes.
I’m a very complicated girl. Can you imagine trying to get inside the head of a girl whose stream of consciousness uses punctuation? Poor DanO.
I’m sorry, where were we?
O, books! Could there be a better topic for the first ever O My Theme Week?! That’s right friends and readers (who are friends I just haven’t met yet), I officially declare that this week is:
O My Books Week at O My Family!
O look! I’m not the only one excited! The plan is from here until Friday I will be posting about books, all sorts of enjoyable, colorful, creative, meaningful books. I could not be more excited!
But that’s not even the best part. (Cue infomercial voice over: “But wait! There’s more!”)
Books are meant to be shared. I mean, aren’t they? Libraries? Read-a-louds? Story time? The act of sharing books is almost as cool as the books themselves. So this Friday, the last day of O My Books Week, let’s share some books together, shall we? What books do your munchkins like (to chew on)? What was the book you used to read at bedtime every night? What little-known book should all families have on their shelves? We want to know!
This Friday I will post (my first ever) MckLinky (fancy bloggy term for list where you can add your own url) where we can all share some books together by linking up to posts on your blogs about books you love! Write a post about book(s) and come back here to share it with us! There really aren’t any more rules than that. They don’t have to be kids books (although all of the ones I’m sharing will be), any book you want to share will be just lovely.
I’m not going to lie: announcing that I’m going to do a MckLinky has produced a knot in my stomach that rivals the one I had when asking Skyler to the Sadie Hawkins Dance my freshman year of high school (to which he said ‘no’). I’m kind of putting myself out here on this one. I risk having an empty, unloved MckLinky on my site come Friday and the resulting effect to my self-esteem wouldn’t be pretty.
Just don’t be like Skyler, ok?