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Labor Day Weekend Fun!

September 7, 2011

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This Labor Day weekend we did…NOTHING! And it was fabu! We made a trip to the pool—Carter loves the water! Went shopping with Nana (my mom) and got a ton of new toys for little man, and went to Mama Sue Sue and Grandpa Gordan’s house (Frank’s parents) for dinner. And that is our story. The rest of the time we…played with our new toys, snuggled, and practiced sitting up! He is getting close!

Luckily for us, Frank’s mom has kept a lot of stuff from when Frank and his brother and sister were growing up. So, while we were over for dinner, we went hunting for some new reading material. We found the mother load of Little Golden books! We filled a bag of some classics like, “The Poky Little Puppy,” “Raggedy Ann and Andy,” “The Country Mouse and the City Mouse,” “The Fuzzy Duckling,” and one of my favorites that I had forgotten about, “The Saggy, Baggy Elephant.” We also discovered that Mama Sue Sue also has a collection of Mother Goose nursery rhymes from when she was a child and when her mom was a child. Copy right 1912! Those books are so amazing I was afraid to take them even thought they were surprisingly in good shape. It was so neat to see those old classics. Some of the poems would never make it into children’s books now. The ones from when Frank was a child used words like “nifty”. The ones from Frank’s mom’s childhood used phrases like “he was a gay man”. Crazy how now that has a totally different meaning. It was also very special to watch Frank go through his old books and say “I remember this one!” and “Dad, you read this to me every night.” That made me decide right there to keep all of Carter’s favorite books.

LESSON LEARNED: Hold on to your child’s favorite books.

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