Posts Tagged "reading"

Let’s read all the books! 16

Let’s read all the books!

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Life with Roozle

I start drinking tea early on Friday nights. I’m reading while the dishwasher and washing machine run. Roozle is still awake, but singing to herself while she draws in her room. She comes out now and then to pet the cats. Patrick, the giant cat, gives himself a bath. He’s an over-bather, unlike the rest of us in this house. What I read this week: We Were Liars and The Art of Stillness What I’m reading now: A Thousand Mornings What I’m reading next: The Best Buddhist Writing 2011 What does your Friday night look like?… Learn More
Bedtime Poetry 2

Bedtime Poetry

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in goodnightroozle, Life with Roozle

Sometimes when she can’t sleep, she asks me to come in her room to read for a bit. This is after story time, after chatting about the day (or asking questions about evolution like she did tonight when I set her up for drawing), it’s when she should be asleep or on her way. I bring my kindle or the library book I’m reading and sit on her bed to “read in my head” as she likes to call it while she draws.… Learn More
Color, color, color is what I do. 0

Color, color, color is what I do.

Posted by on Dec 27, 2014 in conversations with roozle, Life with Roozle

“Do you like reading or writing better?” “Drawing, but I know that wasn’t one of the choices.” “Why do you like drawing so much?” “Because I make pretty pictures.” “What makes the pictures pretty?” “Color. Color color color is what I do. Color is what I love.” “What’s your favorite color?” “My favorite color is every color in my marker box.” “How are you learning how to read?” “My friend helps me.… Learn More
Choices 2

Choices

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014 in Life with Roozle

I told her she could watch endless Dora and Diego if she read a book. She decided to write a book instead. And have a dance party. And trash the house. Good choice, Roozle. Then tonight, she fell asleep reading. And my heart exploded. Learning to read feels a lot like magic. Even if it’s a bit of a struggle. var hupso_services_t=new Array("Twitter","Facebook","Google Plus");var hupso_toolbar_size_t='small';var hupso_url_t="http://www.lifewithroozle.com/2014/11/23/choices/";var hupso_title_t="Choices";Like this:Like Loading...… Learn More
Not Yet 1

Not Yet

Posted by on Nov 9, 2014 in Life with Roozle

She crawled into my lap and took my book out of my hands. She got comfortable and started looking through it, asking me questions. What’s this about? Why? She can’t read yet, but she sees us reading a lot these days. We read with her too, of course. When I saw Rilke in her little hands, I imagined, just for a second that one day she will be reading Rilke and not just to make me lose my page.… Learn More
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