Thursday, May 17, 2012

A Special List for Our Soon-to-be

So I'm a fan of lists. When I'm not working, writing, cleaning around the house, grocery shopping, or slightly helping with dinner I find myself making lists.  I'll make a list of groceries we'll need to get over the weekend.  I'll make a list of movies that I want to see.  I'll make a list of books that I want to read.  I'll make a list of meals that I'd like to prepare.  You get the idea.

I've been thinking about children's books recently and would love to create a huge list of books that Meghan and I can start reading to our baby or at least her stomach for now.  Fortunately, I have some great friends and family that have helped me with this list.  They've mentioned books like:

  • Oh, the Places You'll Go!
  • Love You Forever
  • Frog and Toad Are Friends
  • The Giving Tree
  • Good Night Moon
  • Where the Wild Things Are
This is a completely different list than what I normally create and I want this list to be much larger.  I want stacks and stacks of books for us to read to our baby.  I'm so excited to read stories and fairy tales that I either can barely remember or not at all.  I wasn't a big book reader when I grew up, but it's one of my favorite things now.  And soon, I will be sharing one of my favorite things.  It's a unique feeling to know that you'll be reading to a little baby.  I'm excited.  And hopefully our baby won't hate the sound of my voice, haha.

If you have any suggestions on children's books or fairy tales that I should add to my list, I'll be more than happy to jot them down.  Now, back to my list.

1 comment:

  1. I love children's books. In addition to the ones on your list, here's a few more I love:

    The Birthday Box by Leslie Patricelli (she has several others that are quite cute, but this one's my favorite)

    Dear Mr. Blueberry by Simon James

    The Dot by Peter Reynolds

    Grandpa Green by Lane Smith

    There are loads of others, but these are the ones that come to mind right away. What great times you have ahead! Yay! :) Oh one more: The Three Billygoats Gruff. My dad used to read it to us all the time and did these fantastic voices. Happy happy memories. :)