I used to devour the Sunday paper. I looked forward to it being delivered to our front door. Hearing the thud it made as it hit the porch was so satisfying. Knowing all that information and entertainment was just waiting beyond the door.
But, then the thud came later and later and was tainted with the sound of the too fast approaching car on the lane followed by the swishing of gravel as the car pulled away in a rush to move on to the next house. It was actually dangerous to our neighborhood to continue to get the paper. So we cancelled our subscription. This was years ago and I had by then stopped following the news and was rarely reading the paper so I didn't miss it much and felt much relief to no longer worry that someone would get hit in the delivery process.
Now, when our second oldest daughter is home we almost always stop for a newspaper on the way home from Mass. The little girls have found the comics and my 11 year old discovered the sports section and Husker Football coverage this past fall. She was amazed! We heard a WHOA! one Sunday when she found all the articles about the game! I had no idea we had been holding out on her, ha!
Two weeks ago after they were grabbing the sections they wanted to look at, my daughter, Bonnie suggested a picture and asked me to take it with her phone. It was entertaining watching them get posed. Then I grabbed my camera to take a couple of shots also. She posted it to her Instagram account with the caption:
The family that reads together, "literate-ly" stays together.
This is how we amuse ourselves. :)
Linking up with Paisley Rain Boots and Scene and Story: you can read more about it on her blog.