After school I raced home to watch the rest of a Harry Potter movie with Isabella and then she called her Grandma Jude to wish her a happy birthday. Isabella and I are reading all of the Harry Potter books together, she has her own and I have gotten mine from the library. We read the same book and then talk about things that have happened or we make some predictions (we are now on the 6th book-The Half Blood Prince). I think Isabella wants me to read the same book so that she can tell me how far ahead of me she is, as she is often grinning at me when she asks what page I am on. I admit I am struggling to keep up. Isabella is a one of a kind kid and we are very lucky to have her.
Sam and I are fortunate that we agree with our lifestyle arrangement of not having a media controlled environment. We have had no television for 4 years now and I was happy to do away with a cell phone 2 years ago. We are believers in homemade gifts and toys and natural things. I think it is just fine that people watch TV,, we just find that we don't have enough time to do all the things we want to do as it is and TV would be another distraction, especially from our parenting. I probably overdosed on TV when I was a kid because I remember watching throughout my teenage existence. I think I am heading towards a diatribe so I will end here.
Sam's sister Tash is visiting for several weeks and we are picking her up at the airport tomorrow so we are excited to see her. We will take her all over to see the wonders of California around the Bay Area.