Here is something you should know about me. I believe that all the problems of the world could be solved if we read and to to heart words from classic children's books. Don't try and argue with me, there is no convincing me otherwise. Think about it. We read to kids to help them learn how to navigate the life they are growing into. Why does this stop in adulthood? It shouldn't. There is something pure and delightful about books for children and even the small mom and pop bookstores that still choose to dedicate a portion of their space to the wonderful and magical world of books to a whole new generation of kids.
In full disclosure I am mere weeks away from being an aunt for the first time and so I may be wrapped up in imagining all the books I can share with the baby to be but it is more than that. I sat at home last night with my mother and she pulled out our baby books. It was so weird to hear all about myself as a baby. What made it weird is how accurate it was to who I have become. It really is amazing how soon all of those things manifest. One of the things that stood out to me was that books was a part of my life from the start. I even had favorites that to this day still reign supreme for me.
I believed then and I believe now that Winnie The Pooh and Tigger (too) taught us how to enjoy and trust our friends; that Alice taught us how to imagine and make decisions. Curious George reminds us to be curious about everything and ask lots of questions. Ramona made it ok to have feelings and feel weird about that. Pippi convinced us that being weird wasn't just okay, it was actually cool. Then there is Dr. Seuss, well he taught us just about all of those things and so much more.
So for today's 3 things, I decided to talk Children's Books. Because of this there was NO way I could stop at 3 things. In fact I could have spent the entire week listing my faves. So, here they are, a few of my favorites. (in no particular order and by far not the only ones I love.)
You may have wondered why I have chosen 9 of my favorite. It was going to be a top 10 list because that's just what people do. I mean nobody has a top 9 list, they are TOP 10 LISTS. So help me complete the list. Tell me what your favorite children's books were/are in the comments below.
We are never to old to be consumed by a book that reminds us of the wonderful things about life. Maybe if we read children's books more often we would remember to be kinder to one another as we learn the lessons from these beautiful characters.
Hope you have a great weekend filled with books and maybe even some milk and cookies. Hope you can come back next week.
P.S. When I went to read this back to myself I noticed that my baby book also reiterates in red ink, no less, how HUGE my appetite was. For those of you not in the know, that is because I was a VERY BIG baby! SO before the jokes come in, I am putting myself on blast. Let's just say my size and age do not correlate, thank goodness some things have changed because when Cookie Monster looks at your cock-eyed for how much you are eating, it's probably time to put down the cookie.