The topic for today's Wordfull Wednesday is "Caring for your Family - How do you let them know you care about them? What do you do as parents to show your children they are loved?" Visit Chocolate on my Cranium for more Wordfull Wednesday entries or to participate yourself.
Back at Christmas time Miss Banana went through a kind of rough time. Her very best friend moved away. She really, REALLY, missed the structure and the keeping busy of school while we were on Christmas break. And it was winter. The sun didn't come up until 7:30am and then had set again by 4:00pm. She was miserable. The whole family was feeling the effects and I knew that we had to do something to help her, but I just couldn't figure out what that something might be.
I noticed that if her day started out good, things were always a little better. By starting out good I mean what happened in the first 10 seconds of her being awake. If she could have a good thought in those first moments, her day was happier. But if in that short time any negativity was able to creep in, the day was lost.
This sounds pretty dire, and really it was. Mr. Wonderful and I prayed and prayed for Miss Banana and what we could possibly do to help her. One night when I was at book club, I got one of a few answers we received. A friend there mentioned, without knowing about our situation with Miss Banana, that when her girls were younger she would wake them up by reading to them. A light bulb turned on in my head. No, not just a single light bulb. I was practically seeing fireworks! I knew I had to give this a try! I chose a book that night. I had always wanted to read A Little Princess to my girls and I thought that this was the time to do it.