Slice of Life 2022-Day 24
Growing up, I loved to read. One of my favorite times to read was before bed. There was nothing else I had to do, no place else I needed to be. I remember having this light that clipped onto the headboard of my bed so I could read well into the night, which I could often be found doing.
That love of late night reading has been passed down to Isabella. She loves her books and her favorite time to read is before bed. She even has a small reading light that clips onto the edge of her bunk bed!
Each night, before I retire for the night, I check on the girls, turning off any lights that may have been left on as they nodded off to sleep. But sometimes, the lights are on because Isabella is still awake.
When I see that she is still awake, she is always reading. Book in hand, she is laying there, comfy as can be. “Time to turn off the light and go to sleep,” I tell Isabella.
“Just one more chapter…please?” she replies.
I want to say no, because I know that it is late and she needs her sleep. On the other hand, I remember being the same way, and still am, always wanting to squeeze in a few more pages, another chapter.
So I lay next to her for a brief moment, and tell her she can finish her chapter, even when she is on the first page of the chapter. I tell her yes because she is loving the books she is reading. I tell her yes because I want her to continue to enjoy reading for fun. I tell her yes because she is just like me.