For quite some time, I’ve encourage Lucia and Adrian to spend time reading together without me.  But like most things, these little occurrences need to happen organically.  Lately, I’ve noticed Lucia’s reading confidence soar, and the most beautiful sibling storytime develop.  Adrian loves the short stories that Lucia brings home from school every day and I adore being the quiet observer.


This sweet sibling bond brings me indescribable joy.



  1. I love this post….short but oh-so sweet!!!! When you write about your kids it makes me look forward to enjoying all those moments with mine! Btw, how far apart in age are they?

  2. As a teacher this post makes me so happy. This is where the magic happens, this is the ‘secret’ to igniting life long learning. I wish all of my parents could read this. I may very well send it to all of them! 🙂

    • I can’t agree more. The magic really does happen behind the pages of books and I truly hope that this continues to be something that they can enjoy together.

  3. Reading growing up was the most relaxing time of the day with 2 other siblings quiet time and me time was few and far apart, but get me a book and I blocked the world out.

  4. Reading is one of the best gifts that we can give to our children. Their relationship looks so sweet!

  5. This is beautiful. Reading as a family is so important. Look how sweet they are!

  6. Katie Lynn says

    These tender moments are the best. Enjoy them!

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