A while back, Olivia brought home one of those Scholastic book order forms. I loved those things when I was in elementary school. I ordered some Judy Blume books (the younger ones like Super Fudge... not the teen ones like Blubber) thinking I'd read them to the girls at bedtime like I did with the Ramona books. They finally came in today, much to Olivia's surprise. I never told her I ordered anything for fear she'd ask for some stupid Spongebob book.
She pulled them out of her backpack when I picked her up and was pretty excited about them. She told me her friend got the whole set of Junie B. books, and I was jealous... I love Junie B. maybe a little more than I love Ramona, which is a lot. But the set was $60 or something like that and I couldn't swing it.
I had to stop for gas on the way home, and when I got back in, I realized Olivia was reading one of the books. Here I thought I would have to read it to her and she can do it just fine on her own! So exciting. =)
To be honest, I don't think I've ever read any of the books I bought her. I've read the teen Blume books, and the one or two adult novels she's written, but I somehow missed these. I think my first real chapter book was a Nancy Drew novel. I have a few of those put up for the girls.
Olivia said that she's going to read a little bit of it every night before bed. =) She said it might take her a few days to finish it. I told her that it sometimes takes me weeks to finish a book, so she shouldn't expect to get through it too fast. ;)