Monday, January 11, 2010
I need to dust around my cubicle.
This is unfortunate, since I hate dusting. But not all bad, because it reminded me of one of my all-time favorite children's books, All-of-a-kind Family.
Mom used to hide pennies and dimes around the house whenever I dusted. If I found all of the coins, I had done a good job. We were still finding leftover pennies into my college years.... :)
Kristen, Rachel and I used to sit in the scratchy orange chairs of FMC's library every day after church and read books like this one. All-of-a-kind Family reminds me still of the simple pleasures of life and the sweetness of close family ties. It almost makes me sad that I have a regular and adequate income--how fun would it be to save up pennies to buy sweets, or to make a trip to the library the event of the week?!
Okay, maybe not all that great after a while. But you should check the book out, if only at your library. It's just so sweet. And if you don't love the story, at least appreciate the charming illustrations.