Tuesday, February 20, 2007

A Reading Memory

Ian lays on the living room floor, carefully lining up his trains on the wooden track and his cars on the wooden road. MMMMMmmmm, beep-beep, choo-choo, and other various motor sounds permeate our otherwise quiet house.

I decide to briefly interrupt his playtime. Sitting cross-legged on the floor, I browse the little library we set up for our children. Several titles lay scattered on the ground, but the one I choose to entice Ian with, still remains on the bookshelf. I open it and start to sing the text:

Well, I have a thing to tell you,
and it won't take long--
The way I feel about you
is a kind of a song.

I hear the rustling of Ian's clothes as he scrambles to his feet and runs towards me. "Mommy, mommy, I want to read ******* *****!"

An excited smile covers his face as he falls into my lap. Together we share a wonderful book and create a special memory.


Anyone familiar with the text of the book? Any guesses as to the title?


Kelli in the Mirror said...

Fuzzy little snuggle puppy, I love you! :) Great book.

Much More Than A Mom said...

Awwwww! As an early literacy teacher, I thank you for instilling the love of reading in him!

Guinevere Meadow said...

What a sweet memory!

Anonymous said...

Snuggle Puppy! My kids have the Philidelphia Chickens book and CD from Kohls. They love it!

Rachel said...

Wow, am I stupid or what? I didn't know and I do read to my kids, they have books galore.

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish!

Lady M said...

SNUGGLE PUPPY! We loooove that one.

Can you tell? Got a little carried away there, sorry.

redmaryjanes said...

I have never heard of Snuggly Puppy. I'll have to get it for my two year old. It sounds wonderful!

Jenny said...

Oooh, snuggle puppy.

M&Co. said...

Gotta love you a little Snuggle Puppy! The BoyChild won't let me read it often because I want to kiss on him when I do.

Mama's Moon said...

Aha, singing a bit to entice him into reading - - now that's a thought! I swear I've got to come up with new ways of making reading just anywhere in the house a normal thing... very cool!