We’ve thrown in the towel.
Our almost-6-year-reading-streak has come to an end.
I’d love to say we went out with a bang,
or at least on a nice round number…
but the truth is,
We got busy… then tired… distracted and then we forgot a string of days
and that’s when we finally we gave up.

Read aloud #90:
by Lois Lowry

Read aloud #91:
“Gathering Blue”
by Lois Lowry

I wish we’d finished our 6th year.
Or made it through our 100th read aloud…
(to achieve that nice round number thing).

We didn’t.
We finally finished #91 back in April.
And decided we’d had enough.

But hey,
91 official read alouds over almost 6 years of daily reading is pretty darn good.
My goals were to
1.  Encourage my boys to read
2.  Share some of my old favorite books with them
3.  Give us something to do together everyday.

For the most part, I think we met those goals.
My older boy is going through a phase where he thinks he doesn’t like to read…
I’m hoping he’ll outgrow it.
The younger boy devours books daily.
I hope he continues this trend.
I did get to read many of my childhood favorites to them.
And all three of us loved our reading streak for a long time.
But the whole thing with kids is that everything is always changing.
One of our recent changes has been to end our reading streak.
But near-6-years is quite a chunk of reading together.
I’m proud of us.