Thursday, August 12, 2010

I am bored

This one is for Michele Emrath at Southern City Mysteries- your day will come......

"I don't want to watch TV any more", said my older one strolling into the kitchen with a sulky expression. "I want to read a book."
"Not now, I'm busy", I said, irritated. "Let me finish what I am doing, then I will read to you."
"I don't want you to read", he drawled. "Just turn the light on so I can choose my book."

He actually read, and the younger one giggled with him.

I couldn't believe my luck- a year back when all they seemed to do was watch TV, did I even dream this day would come?

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A drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.

17 comments:

DL Hammons said...

You want to bring the wrath of MOM down on your head...say those three words in our house!!

That is a cute story...and you should be proud!

Mason Canyon said...

I love the photo, they are adorable. It's wonderful that he wanted to read over watching TV. You are a wise influence on your children.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Clarissa Draper said...

I love it when my son gets into a book and would rather read than do anything else. It's the best.

CD

Margot Kinberg said...

Rayna - Oh, this is a wonderful story! And I hope you are taking joy and pride in the love of reading that you've fostered in your children. That's just excellent!

Trudy said...

I love it, how precious that your boys are reading together! I can't wait to hear my son's sweet voice read to me, he already loves books at 3 1/2 months!

Hart Johnson said...

Yay for reading kids! And DOUBLE Yay for wanting to read instead of watching TV! You are doing something right!

Mary said...

Way to go! That picture is adorable.
They are growing up, Rayna.

Mary

dipali said...

That is so heartening!
And such a lovely photograph of your two:)

LTM said...

love them! But alas, I still have to tell mine to turn off the TV and read a book. We have "reading breaks." I'm hoping that doesn't translate to "punishment," b/c I want them to love reading... :o)

Saumya said...

Yay!! That's awesome that they love reading!! And adorable picture :)

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I really look forward to reading your post, it brings back memories when my three children were young and exploring life,
Another excellent drabble.

Yvonne.

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

I love it! Kids are always full of wonderful surprises.

Jules said...

That is a special boy you have there and I don't care take your pick, they both are adorable. :D
Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Beth Zimmerman said...

THAT is awesome!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Awesome! Did you faint?

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Music to your ears!!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ DL- I hear those three words more than most others :-(

@ Mason- I am not sure I did anything- it just happened

@ Clarissa- he has you for a mother- he has to be the best.

@ Margot- you bet I am happy and proud. Can't you see my grin from halfway across the world.

@ Trudy - you are doing something really right in bringing up Benjamin.

@ Hart- they still watch more TV than I approve of, but as long as they are willing to do something else, I am not complaining too much.

@ Mary- they are, aren't they?

@ dipali- thank you.

@ Leigh- I think mine overdosed on TV, and have got so bored of it, reading is the next best thing!

@ Saumya- I love watching them read- they look so lovely together.

@ Yvonne - thank you.

@ Jane- they are, aren't they?

@ Beth- it is, isn't it?

@ Alex- nearly.

@ Diane- absolutely.

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