Along with receiving my beautiful new Canon DSLR camera (and a myriad of other wonderful things) this Christmas/Birthday/Anniversary season, I was given a few things that people may deem unconventional for your average 20-something but that nonetheless warm the cockles of my heart like no other: children’s books!
Being a nanny of twins now for over a year, the little beans, my mom, and I have taken quite a few beloved (and, may I add, hard & tiring) trips to the library. In doing so, I have discovered the precious gem that is the children’s book.
Finding myself moved to tears, laughing aloud, & being completely transported, I have gathered that what is expressed in 15 pages or less in a good children’s book is oftentimes more profound than what is conveyed in an entire 300 pg. adult novel. And a bag full of children’s books means fun to be had, learning at the turn of each page, bonding & loving, life at its simplest and greatest.
(The twins at about 16 months. Aren’t they the cutest?!)
So why start collecting children’s books as a childless adult? Well, the short answer is I won’t be childless forever or even much longer as I begin to feel Eddie and myself move closer and closer to the notion of adding a little bean of our own to our little family. Exciting!!
I want to be ready with a bookshelf full to the brim with sweet, wonderful children’s books! I hope to read to our children from womb to beyond, to raise beings who find solace in a story, whose sense of wonder can be quenched by a delicious read.
(Then, hopefully someday their living room floor will be cluttered w/ books as much as ours is!)
Moreover, I have other, more selfish reasons for buying children’s books as well..I enjoy them tremendously; I’m inspired creatively and morally and even spiritually! All that being said, I promise to post a few books that I own and find particularly wonderful in the near future. Stay tuned!
xoxo chloe ella