Got it from my dada
People are always taking about the bad things that they have inherited for their parent of the same sex.
What about the good things? What about the things you inherit from our parent of the opposite sex?
Now I will admit that there are some things from both of my parents that I wish I never got. And now really isn’t the time to go into that long list ;)
But I want to concentrate on one trait I sometimes forget I have and enjoy. It’s the love of reading. Now some of you might not think its a big deal ‘reading oooo so not special’ but I can sit for hours enjoying the world of fantasy from my living room. That is a special gift and I get it from my dada. Now my mom used to tell me that she reads. She read a book but read one page a day. I can sit and read chapter after chapter for hours.
As a grad student I sometimes forget how much I love reading because I have to do it every day/week/month for subjects I don’t always find entertaining or enjoyable.
This past weekend I sat down and read two books and had to stall starting a third because I needed to finish my reading for school. For this long weekend you could find me laying in bed or on the couch with the pup enjoying the written word I sometimes take for advantage.
It’s something I really love in my partner. We both like to read for fun. We actually spend a lot if time reading right next to each other and enjoying each other’s company in the silence as we read our books.
We have a saying in this house when someone gets a new book, ‘bye love you, see you in a week’
Well enough writing time reward myself for doing my school reading with some recreational reading :)