I woke up this morning at about 8:00. I turned over, looked at the clock - nothing. Like every other morning, I tried CNN - nothing. Eventually, my sleepy mind realized that the power was off. Of course, this was the perfect opportunity to read - the house was quiet, my son was still asleep. Heaven!
When my 15 year-old son finally woke up, he instantly noticed the lack of electricity. Stunned, he walked into my room...
Mom: Go outside.
Son: It's too hot.
Mom: Listen to your iPod.
Son: It's not charged.
Mom: Clean your room. (Well, it was worth a try!)
Son: I can't, there's no T.V.
Son: I have to watch T.V. when I clean my room.
Mom: Well, read a book.
Son (laughing hysterically): You've got be kidding!
Someday, I can only hope that my son experiences the joy that I have - immersed in books.
I have been able to capture his attention with a few graphic novels. But, as for other books, he would rather cut the grass with nail clippers. I will not admit defeat yet - I still have a few years to work on him!