I am a bookworm. I love to read. I can devour books. When I was younger, my mom took me on weekly treks to the local library. I loved finding new books or even revisiting old favorites. Some people can watch the same movies over and over. I enjoy reading the same books over and over. I don't care if I know what's going to happen, I like being lost in a book.
From a young age, my daughters have been surrounded by books. We have pictures of them sitting together, pouring over picture books. Sure, many times the books were upside down, but it's the thought that counts.
As part of our project to split the girls into two bedrooms, our guest room is on the verge of becoming their second room and our den/office/room for storing junk is now the guest room. It took several hours, but the new guest room is complete. In order to do this, a large futon had to be moved from the room. This futon was my couch for many years. It's still fairly comfortable, but over the years has mainly been a giant cat bed. Hubby asked what I wanted to do with it. He suggested moving it downstairs in our front room/play room (really, in our house what room isn't a play room/toy storage area?!). I told him that was fine with me, but if he felt it wouldn't work then I wanted the futon donated or pitched. We don't need to store anything else in our basement.
So, a week ago today we moved the futon in front of our large picture window in our front play room. The girls have officially dubbed it "the book couch." When Hubby moved the futon downstairs, he also moved a book case down there. It is now filled with books for children. My daughters are quite content to sit on the couch all day long, looking at books or looking out the window. Sure, they still get up and play, too, but they're so quiet. It's amazing. I'm looking forward to digging out more books for them... and maybe curling up on the futon with a book of my own!
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