It’s Friday and time to identify highlights of the week:
A young reader to nurture
After getting over a bill fright when an expensive overseas call had gone on for almost an hour, I rang cousin Vi to see when can we have another slumber party (read: splurge on food and talk all night). Vi described her 8-year old son’s developing love for reading and knack for observing things. My ears perked up. It’s my kind of news! Then Vi said, “I hope he’ll be like you…” She didn’t have to say that to make me look up my bookcase and check what could I give the boy. I’m inspired already.
Jesus in Blue Jeans and Anne Frank’s Tales from the Secret Annex
These are the only books so far available in my stack most likely suitable for Kakoy (Vi’s blossoming bookworm) and I’m reviewing them for him. I’m delighted anew at the gems on the pages, and having a grand time thinking of what else to send him.
Welcome surprise from the author
I included these titles (preceding faves) in my Thursday 13 list yesterday, and this morning I found a comment that goes like this: Thanks so much for your recent post and for mentioning my book Jesus in Blue Jeans. Blessings on your path. Laurie Beth Jones
The very state freaks me off, so what makes it a fave? It has become a good tool in curbing Ceejay’s appetite for Ultraman. I don’t like what I see in those clips. Ceejay’s stubbornness at getting what he wants could sometimes be overpowering. My lack of time to deal with it is alarming. The absence of the internet turns out a big, quick help. I no longer care that I have to go out to get on with life, like right now I’m on an internet cafe. It’s a relief not to worry anymore.
A new routine
So I surprised myself by not making that frantic call to the internet service provider to fix my connection pronto! I offered Ceejay an alternative: back to his Bible Story Books. I’m happy that he conceded. “Circle,” he calls Elijah’s raven-delivered manna. No more late nights. Here’s to a better style – creep out of bed at 4 AM to blog. Bye bye Ultraman.