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When the cable’s out…

Last night, I came home to find that our cable was out. (We’re lucky though because we’ve had our power while other parts of NE DC have been powerless over the last couple of days.)

Andrew was still at work, and I was not feeling well so I decided to just clean up a little while waiting for cable to come back. [It still wasn’t back this morning]

When Andrew got home, I was nearly ready to fall asleep but wanted to spend some quality time with him. I was too tired for any kind of strategy/board games so I picked up my copy of Bossypants.

I’m going to read to you now,” I said.

This is something I had done in the past with Jim Bruer’s book but life has been so chaotic lately that our quality time has consisted of falling asleep while watching TV.

So we changed for bed, and then sat on the couch while I read a few chapters of Bossypants out loud.

As strange as it sounds, it’s soothing.  He doesn’t have time to read, and it’s a good bonding exercise versus me telling him about the books I read.

Side note: When I was younger, I wanted to be a teacher, and a news anchor.  In middle school, I worked on our morning show. When I was at home sitting at my desk, doing homework, I would read out loud from my textbook as if I was reading to a classroom. Yes, I’m a strange little panda but we all have our dreams.

 

 

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  • Lusty Reader June 3, 2011, 6:06 pm

    awww so cute! my mom read all the Little House on the Prairie books to me and my sisters as kids and i loved it! and i also read aloud while doing my homework…but i thought it helped me memorize things better 😉 lastly, i also just read Bossypants, was funny, was very funny, but fell a teensy bit flat for me *shrugs*

    • Berrak June 3, 2011, 6:45 pm

      Yeah, I think I’m going to be one of those moms…haha

      I’m only about 3 chapters in (However many pages I read last night). I like it and I think after I read it, I’m going to download the audio book where Tina Fey is reading it. I feel like it’ll be a different experience (& I hate audio books)

  • Anonymous June 3, 2011, 6:25 pm

    I’m envisioning you reading the book out loud and it’s making me smile 🙂

  • Heather June 5, 2011, 1:13 pm

    That’s cute. I haven’t had anyone read aloud to me in a very long time.

  • Storm. Katrina Storm. June 7, 2011, 3:33 am

    I used to love to read aloud to my grandpa, but I can’t remember the last time I read aloud…

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