I made a goal to read at least three books to Lottie each day
while the other Little Nies are at school.
She picks the books and I read...even they are really stupid books.
Sometimes later in the day I will find her in the "Fox Hole"
reading books to herself and to her dolls and animals.
It's really cute. She usually reads the same books
that we have read together that day.
She mimics me saying all the same phrases I say when I read to her.
Or she points to certain pictures and drawings
that I point out when we are curled up on the couch.
I know these are the moments that I will remember when
I am old and wishing I was a busy mother again.
I hope I am leaving loving impressions on her that will carry on
when she becomes a mother with small children.
That will be my greatest joy and honor.