My goal every day is to read at least three books to Lottie
while the other Little Nies are at school.
She picks the books, and I read them to her.
At some point during the day, I will find her in the Fox Hole
reading books to herself and to her dolls and animals.
It's adorable. She usually reads the same books
that we had read together that day.
She mimics me, saying all the exact phrases I say when I read to her.
Or she points to specific pictures and drawings
I had pointed out when we are curled up on the couch.
I know these are the moments that I will remember when
I am old and wish 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.