My grandma told me stories of how she loaded the buckboard wagon with supplies and would drive her team of horses to her one room school every Sunday afternoon. She lived there until she drove back home to the farm the next weekend. I wanted to be a teacher like her. However, my teaching days were much easier! (I had a car)
I loved reading to my students at school. They teased me about not being able to get though a book without crying. Charlotte's Web got to me every time.
I read the books in our home to my own kids so many times, they had them memorized. One time I told my 5 year old daughter to clean her room. She put her hands on her hips and said., "This mess is so big, and so deep and so tall, there's no way to clean it.
There's no way at all."
A slight variation from Dr. Suess's,
The Cat In The Hat.
I nearly fell down laughing.
Reading takes you on many adventures, but writing let's ME create the adventure! How cool is that?