Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Have I done any good?

I’m not sure I do anything right as a mother: I yell too much, I criticize too much, I don’t cook well enough, I don’t craft at all – OK let’s stop there because I’m depressing myself.

But guess what, I’ve done something right by starting the mother/daughter book club. We met for the second time tonight and can I tell you what I saw in my daughter’s face? Joy! Unadulterated Joy! And all the girls, frankly -- they talked energetically about the book, they asked questions, they discussed characters, they talked about likes and dislikes, they even argued about what character they wanted to be! They did a better job asking questions and leading the discussion than I did last month.

So tonight, I’m glowing in my daughter’s bliss, and realizing that occasionally, I can do something right.

Next mother/daughter book selection:

Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill (Betsy-Tacy)