Sunday, July 12, 2009
Since Lindsay was a baby, people have always commented about Lindsay's, and then Lucy's, and then Sophie's ability to sit still and focus on books. We had wondered if a boy would be different (everyone said he would be), but it appears that a Y chromosome and the love of literature are not mutually exclusive. (At least not in a McPhie-Allebest family, where the males and females alike have printed words flowing in our veins in place of blood!) We are delighted to see our little buddy run to the bookshelf many times every day, sometimes bringing us stacks of books and backing up onto our laps (one time, Erik was standing by the couch, and Stone pushed Erik down onto the couch, then climbed up onto his lap with a book) or simply sitting in the middle of a pile of books, looking at the pictures and turning the pages himself. He loves all of us to read to him, and we all eat it up, since it's the only time he'll sit still to snuggle.