I haven’t done a post of Mommy & Me book pairings in a long time. To be clear, this is also daddy & me, mommies & me, caretaker & me. One is just alliterative, happens to be what I am, and was an idea initially sparked by the mommy and me outfits that Cotton Stem does with her daughters.
Some of my favorite parts of my days with my daughter include us reading, whether it be reading to her (endlessly!) or when we do what we call “own books” time. We started doing that when she was one and a few months and, essentially, we pick a big stack of books for her to bring over to the couch and she flips through and “reads” those while I read my own book. I think it would be extra fun, especially as she’s beginning to constantly make connections between different books and what’s happening in her life to books, to be a little more aware of picking the books that I’m reading so that we can talk about those connections afterwards.
For certain, finding the right book has been all the harder in this continued time of moods being all the more fickle. This January in particular I’ve been finding that I’m not so naturally reaching for a book as I usually do and looking for a way to change that.