The worst part about our impending move is that my family is not together. My husband is in one place, my precious Little One is somewhere else, and I am holding down the fort here at home base, tying up loose ends. In keeping with the theme of my previous post, I am very thankful to all our friends and family who are making this transitional time possible for us. But I miss my family! I have never been away from her for this long, and I look forward to her sweet hugs and her silly kisses soon.
Some of my favorite books to read to my sweet LO are about that pure love between a parent and their baby. LO must pick up on the love that oozes from these stories, because she loves to read them with me. Here are some of my favorites, for the kinds of love that they demonstrate so well:
Adoring love: This book is very simple and suitable to read aloud with an infant or young toddler. But it is perfect in its simplicity, and LO loves it still! Each "verse" describes what there is to love about one of baby's body parts, so it's a good way to teach eyes, ears, nose, arms, tummy, legs, etc. The text has a great rhythmic beat, and LO doesn't quite know all the "verses," but she knows the cadence and sometimes when I am telling her that I love her, she will respond to the "tune" of this story. The baby in this story is loved and adored by a family and pets alike. "Who loves baby? ME! I do!" When we originally checked out this book, I thought it was too young. It has turned into an every day read!