One year ago yesterday, I became a first-time aunt. 🙂
Since he was born, every time I see Berkeley, he keeps getting bigger. It’s amazing how fast babies grow. If adults were like that, we’d be the size of a house in a year! Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating, but still!
On Saturday, I went over to my brother and sister-in-law’s house for my nephew’s first birthday celebration with family and friends.
He’s getting mischievous! Hehe, he’ll take his toy, look at you, and then throw it violently onto the ground. Then my sister-in-law would pick it up, hand it to him, and he’d repeat this. Haha, he’s learning physics – for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. 😛
There were so many things I wanted to buy Berkeley, but he was too young for most of what I had in mind. And he has way too many toys as it is, so I ruled that out.
I thought about buying him a Robert Munsch treasury book, but he wouldn’t really get to enjoy it until he’s older.
So I ended up getting him two books that he can enjoy right now or soon enough – Pat the Bunny Sleepy Bunny (a soft rag book) and Dr. Seuss’ Happy Birthday, Baby! (which has flaps to open, a wheel to turn, and other interactive features). I’ve never shopped before for a baby, so this is all new to me. I hope he enjoys them.
And I realized too late that there are two candles on the cake on the Dr. Seuss cover. Oh well!
When he’s older, I plan to get him all the classic children’s books like Love You Forever, Where the Wild Things Are, Goodnight Moon, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Amelia Bedelia, etc.
I can’t wait until Berkeley’s older so that he can read and really appreciate books even more. I’m going to fill up his home library with cool stuff.
When I was a kid, money was really tight, but my father always bought me books, and I was a real bookworm! He said that books are like investments for the future and that they’re always worthwhile things for children to have.
My father passed away unexpectedly in early 2010 – a few months prior to when Swatch And Learn began, actually. He taught me many important life lessons and instilled a strong set of ethics in me. He also was my role model because he always was able to see the humour in every situation even when an average person had every reason to be grumpy.
Of course there are lots of things he told me that I still remember, and what he said about books is one of those things that stuck with me.
Berkeley is going to have a treasure trove full of educational and fun books from Aunt Mary. 🙂
What are some of your favourite children’s books? Are you an aunt (or uncle)? If so, how many nieces and/or nephews do you have? Do you come from a large family?