Well, your books are on their way! We just finished our February shipment and boy did we have fun getting them ready for you.
And I must point out that all of your boxes have a link to some activities that go along with each book in your box. Did you happen to see the activities that went along with our January books? Let me tell you a little about the fun my boys and I had with them.
First, I have to tell you what my 3-year old said of his brother yesterday. On our way down the stairs to play outside, he says, “I love Christian. I really love him. He is my friend. And we can play with him. So we really love Christian.”
Can anything be so sweet to melt a mother’s heart? I think nothing quite like seeing my two boys together. The way my little one idolizes his big brother, and the way my big boy teaches his little brother–I don’t even have words to describe it. I asked Jack the other day if he would try to keep Christian happy while I slipped into the bathroom for a minute. I overheard Jack saying, “It’s a ball Christian. And you can roll it. And then I’ll roll it back and it’s a game! And it’s fun. We can play together.” Christian had stopped crying at this point, and my heart was glowing as I listened to them.
When you have your first child, your world changes and you learn what love is in a whole new way. When you’re expecting your second, you kind of wonder what it will be like and how you will be able to love two? Just yesterday I was sitting on the floor with my two boys and noticed that my little one, who is 16 months, is not a baby anymore. He is a boy! I really have two kids! They are both so different and I do love them each so much in their own way, the second, just as much as the first.
It is fun to see them big enough to actually like doing things together. They love building and working on projects together. And I love projects. My boys are a lot easier to manage when we are doing some kind of project. Our projects range anywhere from painting our kitchen table to coloring in a cardboard box or doing a paper craft. But, I will say that these projects do not happen near as often as they should. Thanks to the Bookroo activities though, I don’t have to think up my own as often and can just print them off.
After that little tangent, I will get back to one of the cute January activities we did. Have you ever heard of the game, “Don’t Eat Pete!”? Well, our ever so creative, Jane, made a “Don’t Eat Pierre” version to go along with the book, Let’s Go Hugo, which is based in Paris.
How you play:
- You put one piece of candy or something else yummy to eat on each square.
- Send one person out of the room.
- Pick a piece of candy to be “Pierre.”
- Bring the person back into the room and don’t tell them where “Pierre” is.
- This person gets to pick up the candy, one piece at a time. If the candy is not “Pierre,” the person is allowed to eat it. If the candy is “Pierre,” everyone yells, “DON’T EAT PIERRE!” That person’s turn is over and you start again with someone else.
With my 3 and 1 year old, the game went a little like this, “Christian, don’t eat Pierre, okay? It’s this one.” And then they both proceeded to eat all the candy on the page and then ask for more. We had a good time. They enjoyed it, and I enjoyed watching them do something together, as I always do. Of course, after we finished the game, we had to read, Let’s Go Hugo. And all the rest of the books on the shelf, which is never a bad thing.