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Sad day, y’all. Sad. Day.

I’d planned to write this post earlier today since today was a teacher workday and I typically get nothing accomplished on teacher workdays. (If you happen to be my boss and are reading this at this moment, please keep reading.)

Luckily, I surprised myself.

Not only did I get my last set of American Revolutionary War Quizzes graded, I also got two sets of 9th grade photo essays graded. AND I GOT THE GRADES ENTERED INTO THE GRADEBOOK.

Booyah, teacher workday. Boo. Yah.

(Then I discovered that my plans for the next month of school have been shot all to Hell [by yours truly] because I forgot to sign up for the novel I was planning to teach. So now there aren’t enough copies left. Which means I’m back to square one. Or the beginning. Which makes me feel like a first year teacher all over again. Sort of.  And is sending me into a mild panic attack.)

I also did my civic duty and VOTED. (Did you????)  And I made a delicious homecooked dinner.

Just call me Supermom today, people.

So, I didn’t get this post typed up earlier because I was way busy.

Sluiter Nation’s Top Ten Tuesday for today is Top Ten Children’s Books.

Here are some of our favorites.

Dan loved reading Joshua Dr. Seuss’s ABCs because the little rhymes are silly and crack him up. (“Jerry Jordan’s Jelly Jar…J. J. J.”)

I loved reading The Runaway Bunny because Joshua will always be my little bunny.  And one day, he might just like carrots, too.

Joshua really loves Moo, Baa, La La La.  I have to admit, I love it, too.  It’s so interactive (because we made hand motions to go along with it.)

This is another one of Joshua’s favorites:

We’ve read this one about a million times.

But his all-time favoritest book of ever?  

The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton.

This totally happened tonight, y’all.

RIP Going to Bed Book

Think we’ve read it a few times??

It already looked like this:

This is the sign of a book that has been loved.  LOVED.  It’s like The Velveteen Rabbit of books, y’all.

The cover fell off some time ago. I no longer know where it is located.  I suspect that it is hiding somewhere in the abyss that is our “office”slash“craft room”slash“library.”

I’d planned to tape the cover back on. And then I didn’t. And then Joshua fell really, really in love with this book in particular.

Up from a nap a little early? Sure. Let’s read The Going to Bed Book.

Wake up in the morning? Yes. Let’s read The Going to Bed Book.

Going to bed at night? Of course we’ll read The Going to Bed Book.

When we stayed in Jacksonville earlier this year, we couldn’t find this book one night.  We substituted another Sandra Boynton book and recited this story instead.  Joshua looked like this the whole time: o_O

This child knows this book.  Just tonight, I was asking him to point out things in the book.  “Where’s the moon?”  “Moooooo!!!”  “Where’s the pajamas??” He pointed at the dresser.

Now?  Three pieces of The Going to Bed Book exist in my house.


I feel like I should light a candle or something.  Or explain to Joshua that all books go to Heaven. Or just buy a brand new copy and let him wear that one out, too.

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