Friday, April 4, 2014
While I'm flattered, I don't really understand the sentiment. First of all, reading does not equal good behavior. Reading is a hobby, a lovely and quiet one, but it is not the same as being respectful, generous, obedient, etc. Second of all, when did children reading become such a rarity? Is it just the milieu (the public-transit-riding community) or is this a universal phenomenon? I hardly go anywhere without a book. My kids have been raised the same way. We don't do it because we are trying to be virtuous. We do it because we like to read, and we get restless without something to focus our minds on. We are way better at immersing ourselves in text, than we are at letting our minds wander, or just being in the present moment.
I have a feeling that when we get back to Philadelphia, they will find more like-minded peers. For now, they are weird (but in a crowd-pleasing sort of way). I'll accept the attention (and get back to my book).
Posted by Shana at 10:10 PM