Happy Thanksgiving

Best wishes to you and your family for a wonderful day of feasting and thankfulness. Maybe a parade in the morning and some football in the afternoon would be nice, too. Or get up extremely early and go deer hunting. Whichever way you choose to take advantage of the holiday, I hope it works out well for you and that you enjoy your day.

Library cards

I love to read. When I was younger my teachers were so upset with me for reading so much that they used to send notes home to my parents complaining that I read too much  My parents used to buy me a lot of books from the school’s Scholastic Book Orders, but eventually our bookcases overflowed with books that were only read once. So they finally wised up and got me a library card to the public library. I love going to the library and picking out a couple of books that interest me, bringing them home to read, and then returning them to the library when I’m done. The library is right in town so it is not inconvenient for me to go there. Library cards are one of the best “freebie” bargains there are!

Planning a costume party

Halloween costume party (free clip art)
Halloween costume party (free clip art)

Our family loves to throw costume parties for Halloween. They think it is a great way to protect the kids from potential harm from wackos during the Halloween season. My whole family gets into the act, and we throw the party for the whole neighborhood. We spend weeks looking at what Halloween Costumes we want to wear for the party.

This year my brother has decided that he wants to wear one of the Teen Halloween Costumes of Jack Sparrow that he found Online. My father bought one of the Halloween Costumes of Hellboy that he found. I found the cutest Tinker Bell Costume that I bought! This is going to be fun!

A reading debate – is reading comics really reading?

kid reading comic books (free clip art)
kid reading comic books (free clip art)

I can remember when I was younger, I read everything I could get my hands on. I love to read! I always HAVE loved to read! When I was babysitting a neighbor’s kid a few nights ago, I brought a book with me to read after the kid was asleep. The mother asked me how I would suggest she get her kid to read more. I told her to let her kid read whatever interested her – even if it meant just reading comic books or reading things over the Internet. Reading is reading, it doesn’t matter what the medium is. If you take away your kids comic books, and that is the only thing the kid WILL read, you are hurting the chances of the kid ever developing into a good reader and moving on to other things. I brought that up because when I was younger my father always complained that I was wasting my time reading comic books. Well, I’m an avid reader, and I think that reading comic books encouraged me to read more things! So, parents, if your kids want to read comic books, then let them read comic books!

Easter was a bust for me this year

Easter (free clip art)
Easter (free clip art)

I have caught a bad cold and stayed in bed over the weekend. I had planned on going to a family Easter dinner and celebration with my big extended family, but I just am feeling too lousy to even leave the house. I don’t want to expose any of my folks to this, so I’ll just stay home and feel sorry for myself.