Wordless Book Wednesday – A Ball for Daisy

In the famous words of Will Smith, “my life got flipped-turned upside down”, as I’m sure many of yours have. We are on week 2+ of quarantine and we are finally settling into a routine. I got both toddlers down for a nap at the same time, at least for the next 5 minutes, and it feels good to be doing a little blogging again.

I have been a stay at home mom for a year now, but Big Kid was going to preschool a few mornings a week, and I had my in laws over to help with the kids at least once a week. It has been getting easier, but I’m still exhausted every day.

This past weekend I finally got a basket of activities together for us to do for the week. I threw in some spring books, some random books I’ve been meaning to get to, some art projects, some activitiets tied into what Big Kid is doing with her class at “circle time” on the computer, and a book of Bible stories. Every day we have just been picking out what we want to work on, but it feels good to not be scrambling for something to do every day.

Today, for #WordlessBookWednesday we read A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka, a Caldecott Winning book about a dog who loves his red ball. He plays with it, sleeps, with it, takes it on walks with him. Until, while playing at the park, another dog accidentally pops it. He is heartbroken, but is so excited when the next day he returns to the park to find the other dog has brought him a blue ball to replace the broken one.

This was such a great story, especially for Big Kid who is now having to share everything in the house with Little Kid, who is like a seek and destroy missile.

I hope everyone is hanging in there and reading a lot. If there’s nothing else you do with your kids while they are home, read to them!

What are you reading this week?

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