This is always a tough time of year to negotiate for John and myself. Summer is fun and full of softball games, cheer practices, swimming, driving with the top down, time at Hammons Field, and a little World Team Tennis. I am not a teacher who has summers off. I teach online and work on my administrative duties as a Lead Instructor. This all sounds wonderful, but intermixed here and there across the course of the summer is time when there are no children in the house. This is the fall out of having a mixed family. Some would think we daft for not enjoying this precious grown up time, but we are pretty pitiful folk around here who love having children laughing, lazing, and squabbling the summer away. It is just who we are. This week is a quiet one for us. The last of the three children skipped out on us yesterday. Her father is taking her on a wonderful trip to the Grand Canyon. Weeks ago, he purchased a Nook Color for her to enjoy on the trip. She loves it, but I think she spends most of her Nook time on Pinterest. She is my kid to be sure. She was not thrilled to learn that her school summer reading list was also available for her Nook. She will be reluctantly reading To Kill A Mockingbird, The Catcher in the Rye, The Secret Life of Bees, The Outsiders, and The House on Mango Street. I think I am much more exited about her reading list than she is.
Yesterday morning, I realized that her Nook had no protection and she was casually dropping it into her over sized, I mean really big, purse along with beads, scissors, makeup, sharpies, sketchbook, and all things teen girl. We jumped in the car and headed to a local creativity store. LibbyLu selected two colors of cotton yarn and a cool bone button.
I spent the better part of the afternoon creating a cozy home for her Nook.
LibbyLu is pleased with the result and I feel better knowing her Nook is cozy and a little safer. Is your eReader cozy and happy?