In other news from the Blue House, we have recently started reading a 'grown up book' with Minnie after she became increasingly interested in the books piled on our beside tables. She sits in awe as I read the odd sentence from 'The Great Gatsby' or 'Love in the Time of Cholera' and congratulates me on my reading skills!
As we decided that Orhan Pamuk is not really suitable for a 4 year old, I thought we could start with one of my favourites - 'Charlotte's Web.' Each night, before bed, I read a chapter or two. She is engrossed. Minnie asks for more and in the morning at breakfast, she asks if we can read it again that night.
This morning, on the way to Minnie's first day back at pre-school, she asked for a new school bag. A Charlotte's Web bag. So of course, I obliged.