My mom Barbara (Max’s Baubee) is our guest writer today. What she wrote made me cry, and reminds me again of how very lucky I am to have such a wonderful mom. She taught me the magic of books, and how to explore life through the love of reading. I am so excited to pass those things on to our little Max.

I have to confess that I have started to buy books for Max. Today I bought “Goodnight Moon” and “Pat the Bunny.” “Goodnight Moon” was a favorite of both Kim and her younger brother Scott. (I must have read that book about a thousand times.) I have always dreamed about buying books for a grandchild. There are so many books that Kim and Scott loved when they were growing up. Max needs to have all of the Dr. Seuss books and the Where’s Waldo series. He’ll need the Berenstein Bears and The Stupids Step Out. Oh, and of course the Madeleine series. And the caterpillar book with the holes he can put his fingers in! He’ll need picture books to learn his colors and his alphabet and the names of all the animals. And we have to get him the toy that makes all the animal sounds when you pull the string! (The cow says moooooo…..) When he’s older I want to introduce him to “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle. And if his daddy will let me (since they are kind of girl’s books) the All of a Kind Family series about a Jewish family growing up in New York, and the Little House on the Prairie series. And then maybe some science fiction books, and nature books, oh, and of course dinosaurs!!Pretty soon we will have a new member of our family. What an amazing experience to go from the family we are now to welcoming this member of the next generation. And he is already loved by grandparents and aunts and uncles, and cousins from all over the country. We can’t wait to meet you, little Max!!


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