Friday, June 3, 2011

the good old days

I love summer for its simplicity. There is only one goal: to relax and have fun. In an effort to avoid having the children sit in front of tv for hours on end, like they are inclined to want to do, we have decided to utilize the local library's incredible collection of audiobooks. We will start with Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events.

As we sit in the living room, listening to the first in the series, The Bad Beginning, I imagine we are like the families in these photos where everyone is well-dressed, and content.
I love living in a fantasy world.

photo credit

"The good old days weren't always good, and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems." Billy Joel Keeping The Faith


Anita said...

Ah...entertaining children during summer....One of our favorite summers, our TV was hit by lightning. After the initial horror, we started reading Harry Potter books aloud with Poppy as the official reader. It became a tradition and we read all of them together, snuggled up on the couch. Sure Poppy was hoarse, but we were all very entertained and have fun memories. We also read CS Lewis’ Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe. This was a great read aloud.

:o) mg said...

I read the Narnia series aloud to my three older kids before 4 and 5 were born. They LOVED it.

lizzerd said...

you know lemony snickets are my FAVE books!!!!!