Thursday, June 9, 2011

Our local bookstore...

Its Quirky's and my favorite place to go. Dork says we go there too much...but how can we not go? For us its much more than a bookstore...
 Its a place where we are recognized...and given our space. Its a place were we can enjoy the quiet...no loud music playing like most stores. A place where we can sit and enjoy something sweet to eat and warm to drink. We can walk through aisles of books, read together and more importantly we can sit together and talk. Well really she talks and I listen... undistracted by household chores or a multitude of other things that most Moms are thinking about on a minute by minute basis. Its the place were Quirky was introduced to the NO DAVID! books...and the I SPY BOOKS...The Rainbow Fairy Books...the list keeps growing. Its the place were Quirky sat...the biggest and the oldest kid in story time. It's the place where Quirky opens up...we go there when the school day has been bad and when the school day has been great. It's magical...even on Quirky's quietest days...she opens up. She talks...not repetitive...but really talks. She tells me about what is going on...her words may not be perfect but that does not matter. There my mind is wide open for her...absorbing everything she says...savoring it and storing for those moments when she cannot or simply will not talk. It's our place....and we go there often. How could we not?