Thursday, July 23, 2009

Books and Life Transitions

In our house, we've been fortunate to have the world of children's literature to help us through the toughest of 2-year-old life changes.

Here's Sophie with her two newest books:

Sophie's Big Bed


Sophie and the New Baby

We've been reading Sophie's Big Bed ever since we moved into our new house. Sophie has been sleeping in the crib in the nursery, but last week, we finally got a mattress for her twin bed, and she decided one afternoon that she wanted to sleep there. So we read that book every night before bed to remind her what a big girl she is.

And then a couple of days ago, Sophie and the New Baby arrived in the mail, so we've started to read that and learn all about new babies. Sophie seems to understand that our new baby is in my tummy, and will come out some time soon (we'll see if she really gets it next month though). At one point in the book, the character Sophie doesn't like the new baby, and exclaims "I don't want that baby anymore!" After we read that page, Sophie turned to me and said "Mom, I don't want our new baby anymore too." I suggested we continue reading to see what happens in the book before she made that decision.

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