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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Day 6 Gratitude Challenge

Today is day 6 of the Gratitude Challenge sponsored by Brenda of Garden of Learning.  It has been really great to think about what I am thankful for, both large and small.

For today, I am grateful for: toy catalogs. Yep, you read that right, toy catalogs.  My first three kids learned to read and haven’t put a book down since. But, my youngest Rebekah, is a “reluctant” reader. I say that because she can read, and read very well, yet she does not like to read.  So about a week ago we started getting toy catalogs in the mail. (I am thinking it has something to do with Christmas coming soon.)  Well, Rebekah has had a toy catalog in her hands constantly. She is beginning to drive people crazy reading all the descriptions of every toy. She also keeps a paper beside her to add up the cost of everything she wants.  We have even found her at night, lying on the floor in front of her door using the hall light to read the catalogs some more.

Thank you Lord for toy catalogs that have inspired my reluctant reader.

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Our Village is a Little Different said...

How fabulous! It must be a beautiful sound to your ears. Mine won't put the catalogs down either, but for other reasons, =)

SisterTipster said...

I can honestly appreciate your sentiments over such a thing as a toy catalog~soo whatever works! whoot!! Have a great day! hugs!

Wild Crickets said...

What a fantastic blessing!! I can see how they would "inspire" her. I remember those days with my daughter. What fun!

Heidi... said...

I have a reluctant reader also... perhaps I should give her the toy catalogues!

Thanks for stopping in and saying HI! ; )


Vickie said...

Mine won't put them down either and I don't have enough to go around. I'll have to scrounge up some more. I've received Christmas lists already from these catalogs. Nothing like an early start LOL

Good for Rebekah for reading by choice.