My 10-year-old complained about the number of books I have been checking out, so I have shortened my March Library List. Apparently, I was so excited by our newly discovered mutual interest in middle-grade novels, that she hasn’t had time to read the books she picks out. That’s fair; my parents weren’t picking out my reading material at ten. I am going to try to limit my monthly lists to 10 items and keep the majority for the younger kids. These are my March picks.
Sometimes I look at our growing Family Fun Calendar and get overwhelmed. Realistically, I want to stick to one (occasionally two) family outings a weekend. But there is so much to choose from. This is where I’ve found my library card comes in handy. If I look ahead and get books or other media related to the upcoming outings, I can get a feel for which ones will be the most enjoyable without getting into a rut. Even when we choose not to attend something, we learn a little more about it and feel a little less like we missed out.