Live blogging a proud moment

As I type, my daughter has a friend over. Our front room is completely occupied by a massive cardboard fort. They are not in it. It’s sunny outside, the temperature is pleasant, and we have two swings hanging from our tree. They are not on them.

They are sitting on a couch in our family room. My 5-year-old daughter is reading her friend a book.

I just told her, “You have a cardboard fort and it’s sunny outside and you want to read a book?”

The two of them look outside, and my daughter says, “We could read in the sun.” Her friend says, “I’ll go put on my shoes.”

The book: Mummies in the Morning from the Magic Tree House series. To their credit (?), they’ve just left the book on an outside table and are swinging now.


2 Responses to “Live blogging a proud moment”

  1. Lisa says:

    Isn’t it great to be 5 years old???

    July 3rd, 2010 at 10:43 pm

  2. observer says:

    i am so happy to read about kids who are doing normal kid activities and not sitting around a tv or computer set for hours on end. it is refreshing to have kids who like to play outside and read books.

    July 5th, 2010 at 6:22 pm