Weekend Open Thread

April 27, 2013

It’s the weekend, y’all!

Thank goodness for my parents. They agreed to take our kids tonight so DH and I could get a night to ourselves. I’ve been feeling really worn down by the daily drudgery of caring for two young kids lately, so this is a welcome break. The weather will be lovely and we found a great deal on Hotels.com, so we’re headed to Santa Monica  😆

Let’s talk kids’ books: a couple of nights ago it suddenly dawned on me that DD8 is ready to read Judy Blume books. I adored Judy Blume books when I was a kid. Superfudge was my favorite, and I went on to read all her young adult novels as I got older. So she’s got Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and Introducing Sheila the Great on the way from Amazon, and I will gladly read them with her. She has also read her first Beverly Cleary and Laura Ingalls Wilder books in recent weeks.

What were some of your favorite books from childhood? Have you reread them with your own kids, and do you think they still hold up today? I saw a bunch of complaints on recent editions of Judy Blume books because they had been “updated.” For example, instead of asking for records and a toy airplane for Christmas, Peter asks for CDs and mp3s. I thought that was funky, so I purposely looked for older editions.

What else is on your mind? Chat away!