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)


Amused said...

What a special thing for you and your daughter! I hope someday, if I have a daughter that we can have a mother daughter book club because it sounds like such a great idea!

Jeanette said...

I love the idea of a mother daughter bookclub. I've been thinking about starting a bookclub for boys for my son. They are pre-readers so it would mostly be a play date based around the theme of a book but as they learn to read so would the book club.

Kim said...

Thank you! I've been thinking about starting a mother/daughter book club but haven't found the motivation yet. You just gave it to me.