I was at the park tonight watching my son practice soccer while eating a Snickers bar (not the healthiest thing, but oh so yummy) when one of his teammates asked me, “Are you reading?” He looked puzzled.
I said, “Yes.” I showed him the book.
He said, “Why?”
I had to laugh at his confused face.
My son chimed in, “Yeah, why would you do that when there are video games?” They both took off running.
Times have changed. As a child, I carried a book almost everywhere. I believe it is too “slow” for some kids. For me, it’s nice to slow down and immerse in a world within a book. I love the mental escape it provides. I keep encouraging my kids too!