Our summer reading is going so well! I'm not saying this to be braggy (as our friend says) - I'm saying this with great surprise!
To be clear, I've read very little -- but we've listened to a large handful of the books from our pie-in-the-sky summer reading list. (We've never made a list before; that was an inspired whim that somehow has taken shape!)
I, for one, am loving it. I believe both kids are, too. Sela asks the moment we get into the car. Linus rarely asks for something else, although he does sometimes ask for a Raffi song by singing it (which melts my heart - tiny little voices singing song lyrics is pure, sweet magic).
And boy, I thought I was quite clever combining Swallows & Amazons with Mr. Putter and Tabby Row the Boat and a day trip up to paddle around on the lake. Well -- we didn't quite make it all the way to the lake, but it was a fun idea. In any case, the books are great, and summer's not over yet...