We probably need to start and end the whole bedtime routine much earlier around here. Nate still very much wants to be read to at night, but also often takes it upon himself to do a little reading by the glow of the multi colored Christmas lights still up in his room. Very festive.
Some days he also requests to listen to books on the computer that are part of his reading program at school. His world is a whole lot bigger these days. We had a whole discussion about Lance Armstrong the other day. And this morning he wanted to make sure I knew about all the different sources to make energy. The sun, water and wind are all good sources, he told me, but it's very sad that we use the worst kind of energy that can get used up.
Yes, and when it was time to go to school he insisted that we walk. I told him I really couldn't be that late to work today. Silly me to think that could be the end of it. "Mom, don't you think it's more important to save the earth than to not be late for work?"
"Yeah, well sometimes it's just not practical to save the earth. Now get in the car and buckle up."
Pretty sure I won't get through the weekend without hearing that back at some point, or ten.