I had big summer reading plans with my kids.. I signed my son up for the Scholastic summer reading program. I wanted to get a bunch of new books for them to read from the library. However, our summer reading has not gotten off to the stellar start I had imagined.
For the first week of summer break Hudson felt like staying up late to watch his favorite shows. (which is something he doesn’t usually get to do during the school year) So I’ve been letting him stay up late. Watch a BUNCH of TV. (definitely too much) I’ve been making him hot chocolate with lots of extra marshmallows. (a sugary drink past 8pm usually doesn’t fly here) But it is SUMMER. And he’s 6.
Mila has been joining her brother in the late night indulgence. She takes naps at daycare, even though she really doesn’t need them. (she is like her brother, who also dropped naps early) She is never tired anymore at her usual bedtime. So we have all been staying up late, hanging out. I’m sure we will get back on track soon, but for now we are in a summer state of mind.
So for this month, they each only have one book each that they are REALLY loving.
Another Monster at the End of This Book
She actually likes this book more than the original Monster at the End of This Book. This may have even made it on my blog before, since both kids really love this book. She laughs and tries to imitate all the Elmo parts. This is a fun one to read together.
We got this years ago at a book fair being held at his daycare and he loved it then and he still loves it today. He is currently going through a pirate phase (again) and recently told me he wants a pirate party for his 7th birthday. We have a few Usborne books and they are all really good. This one is a bit strange though since it talks about how pirates would steal and kill people during battles. One part even talks about how dead pirates were hung up in pirate cages so everyone would see that being a pirate was bad. Ummmm… sweet dreams?
So that’s our short list for this month, hopefully we get back on track with reading soon or my big summer reading plan will be a major bust!