here is day 2 of my 30 day blog a day goal.
I made the big mistake of starting Catching Fire last night--the second Hunger Games book, if you happen to have just landed on planet earth.
So now I need to pack and get ready for school, but also fight the urge to sit in my reading chair with snacks and just blast through that thing.
I always say that I'm not a big fan of the teen dystopias that seem to be all the rage, but that's not really the truth. I try to keep abreast of "what the kids are reading" these days, and I'll admit that the dystopian selections are super engaging. Hunger Games, Uglies, Unwound, Ship Breaker, and Matched all are pretty tough to put down once started. But they're no good for my apocolyptophobia, (I hope I just made that word up.) and like many others, I can't help but wonder why this particular genre seems to resonate so deeply with kids right now.
Soph is going to be spending most of the day with her great-grandma Gene, and I hope to bust ass and get some work done--both at home and at school.
Today's best thing about being a mom: Going for walks together--and stopping to sit under a shady tree and eat apples.
Today's worst thing about being a mom: Brushing her hair. As an almost 9 year old (!!) she should be doing this by herself, but her hair so thick and prone to tangles, that ain't going to happen anytime soon.