Zachary has decided he never wants to get married. He thinks it’s great and all that gay people can get married and it’s nice that straight people can get married, but it’s not for him. Why? you may wonder. Because he thinks marriage and children will interfere with his reading time.
He’s started re-reading the Harry Potter series, interspersed with a re-read of the Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing series. We’re on re-reads now, because we’re out of new things for him to read. We go to the library and he gets a bag full of books that he finishes in two days. We buy him books and he chews through them in a few hours. If it weren’t for Minecraft, I’m not sure what we’d do.
Meanwhile, Benjamin has suddenly become a compulsive reader. We borrowed a series of fairy chapter books from a friend, and he spent an hour and a half yesterday reading them to his sister till he declared that reading aloud isn’t as good. Now, he walks around the house with the books, reading them at the table, while walking, and while brushing his teeth. You can’t read while brushing your teeth. It’s physically impossible. So I have to brush them for him.
I, myself, like a good bathroom read. I have magazines stacked in each bathroom. Every now and then, Zach comes out of the can holding Poets & Writers and tells me, “There’s a good writing contest I could enter.” The other day, he decided to bring Harry Potter in with him instead. He was in there for awhile with no telltale water sounds.
“Zach, stop reading and go to the bathroom.”
“But I like reading in the bathroom. It’s more fun because you’re not supposed to be reading in there.”
On the bright side, it’s really quiet around here lately, what with everyone holed up in the bathroom with a book.