Saturday, July 12, 2008

"Paying for your raising"

That's a popular phrase around here, meaning that you as a parent will have to deal with all of the stupid and/or annoying stuff that you did as a child.

How true; how true it is.

Spyder is a reader. He always has his nose in a book, and on any car ride, he has a minimum of three books in his backpack "just in case." I was a reader like that too, although I usually limited myself to one book at a time.

Every time someone we don't know (or don't know well) sees Spyder reading, I always hear a comment like "It's so great that he likes to read." And it is. I love being able to read with him and discuss our views. I really love it. Most of the time.

When do I not love it?

I do not love it when I tell him to get in the shower, and 10 minutes later I find him sitting on the (completely dry) floor of the shower -- reading!

I do not love it when I ask him to clean his room (usually meaning "get the books back to the bookshelf") and I find him on the floor in a pile of books -- reading!

I do not love it when I ask him to go outside to clean and refill the dogs' water dish and I find him sitting on the swing -- reading!

And yet, I think my parents probably dealt with the same thing. We had a rule of "no reading at the dinner table." That's the only rule about books that I specifically remember, but it probably tells the story. I'd be willing to bet that I was just as bad as Spyder.

I need to call my parents and apologize.

Noodle4

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CelticBuffy said...

I can totally relate to Spyder. I'd much rather read than do anything else. How, then, did I wind up w/3 kids that I have to push to read!? (of course it doesn't help that 2 of them have dyslexia).

Vanessa said...

You are obviously raising him to be dedicated to his reading! I think I may have pulled a few of these tricks too as a kid. I only took an extra book if I was more than half way finished with the one I was currently reading though!

My Goodness said...

If only that would be the worse form of 'rebellion' you'd ever have to deal with!!

I'm sure it is maddening though...

The Boyds Family said...

Okay, I know it's probably not as funny to you but I SOOOO laughed out loud at the image of him sitting in the completely dry shower reading....that is the funniest thing ever!!

The Boyds Family said...

Okay, I know it's probably not as funny to you but I SOOOO laughed out loud at the image of him sitting in the completely dry shower reading....that is the funniest thing ever!!

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