Nothing Like Snuggling Down with a Good Book

The school's semi-annual Book Fair was today. Luke, ever the scholar, lives for Book Fair days. Me, the avid reader, will fork over cash quickly for kids to buy books they love. Luke came home a happy kid, eager to show me his newest tomes. My heart swelled with pride.

Luke spent all his free evening time with his book in his hand. He regaled me with what she said, and what he was doing, and why Mrs. Such and Not did that. As his bedtime approached, I thought of a creative way to secure his cooperation with little fussing.

"You know what I like to do, Luke? I love to sit in bed and read. It's much quieter and very comfy. If you go get ready for bed quick, you can read in bed until I tell you it's time to turn off the light."

He agreed that it was a grand idea, and ran upstairs to don pajamas and snuggle down with his book. Score one for mom; see me be genius.

When it was his for-real bedtime, he came downstairs to get a drink and tell me goodnight. "You're right, mom! Your bed was comfy. Thanks for the suggestion."

Yeh. See me be genius.



11 comments:

Molly said...

Heh. Luke is awesome. and sounds sort of like my Luke.

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

What a smart kid! I consistently find my kiddos playing in my room - there is just something about it that they love.

Annette W. said...

He's funny...and smart!

Trisha said...

School book sales rock! So glad that Luke is enjoying his book and has discovered the joy of snuggling up with a good book in bed!

Viv said...

Reader or not, that is one bright boy! He got you Mom!

My son only brings home books with, 'cheat code' in the title. Grrr!

Michelle said...

Our book fair is next week. Of course our shelves are also crammed full right now, but how do you not buy more books?

I love the reading in bed, and I've taught Mister Man that, too. Of course he backfired it on me by waking up extra early so he can read in bed in the am, too. Whee.

How nice that your book fair is only a day. Ours is three days, but the elementary near us is a full seven days. Yikes!

caramama said...

Gah! So close!

Let's see how long it takes him to figure out how to read in bed after the lights are off... I did both by nightlight and flashlight. If my parents knew, they let me get away with it most of the time. It's hard to discourage any kind of reading, I suppose. :-)

HalfAsstic.com said...

HA! I laughed out loud at that!
When I was in about 4th or 5th grade my mom told me that I could stay up one hour later if I wanted to read in bed. I was aaaaaall over it and that is really how I became such an avid reader.
Oh, and you ARE brilliant!

utmomof 5 said...

Love it :)

Cecily R said...

Mom genius moments are the BEST.

Karen Deborah said...

Even as an adult I loved getting into my mother's bed. The boy had the right idea and your right, your a genius. HE'S reading a BOOK! BRAVO!