After standing outside in the cold for 2 hours watching the Santa Claus parade with my daughter, she looked up at me, red nose and all, and said, "I loved the parade. It was fun." I'll forget my frozen fingers and toes but that will stay with me forever. Making memories with my girl is one of the highlights of motherhood for me.
Today is the final day for Children's Book Week. There are so many books I want to share with my daughter as she grows older. I thought I'd share my list with you all. I know it's a girly-girly list but, hey, I'm a girly-girl.
- The Endless Steppe This story has stuck with me since my parents gave it to me for Christmas in my Pre-teens. Esther's struggles as a young girl in a Russian interment camp revealed to me how lucky I am. I still remember her disastrous attempt at washing her hair.
- Little Women The first 'real' book I ever read. Another Christmas gift. I didn't have any sisters but if I did I'd want them to be like the March clan- with me as Jo, of course.
- Heidi I still have the copy my Grandmother gave me. I loved this story of a little girl living with her Grandfather in the Swiss Alps.
- Charlotte's Web I was never a fan of spiders, still not, but a spider helping a pig is a great story for kids.
- Anne of Green Gables After reading Anne, I wanted red hair and freckles, or at least be her friend Diana. I can't wait to share this Canadian classic with my daughter.
- Nancy Drew Yes, they're terribly old fashioned and predictable, but I thought Nancy's adventures were great fun in my younger years.
Whether you have kids or not, what books would you share with a child?