I can not imagine a single day without a read line, because I spent all my childhood and youth with books in my hands. Read avidly. Took from friends, went to the library, she bought.
In order to have time to read all this, I didn’t sleep at night until dawn, for which I often received scolding from my parents, since my short sightedness, which appeared about 7 years old, was connected with the love of the printed word.
When the long-awaited daughters appeared in my life, I realized with horror that I could not find time for my favorite activity.
I read nothing with the first child while I was feeding me while I was sleeping, while I was busy with rattles. There was, of course, enough business: to clean, prepare food for her husband, to wash, and if a married woman knows a lot! But still found time for books.
With the advent of the second daughter, he was not enough even for housework. Sorry for the juicy details, but they sometimes did not even let me go to the toilet.
This horror, given my passion for reading, lasted for a year. And he could have continued: the difference in the age of the daughters did not really mean their joint games, at any rate, at such an early stage of development. The idea was thrown to me by my husband, and he helped me realize it.
The fact is that I was lucky that my spouse is also a man of reading. And he has long complained that books have become a little expensive. He estimated that buying an e-book would save the family budget over time.
He picked up himself for a long time and picked up a cute little Sony book. We did not have to fight for it, because by this time the second child had just been born.
At some point, I realized that I could read at least a little while I was eating, and I began to try on his e-book. And then my husband sighed and advised me not to get another Sony, but a tablet. He argued that I could not only read books.
I will succeed in flipping through magazines with the tablet, and making inquiries on various issues on the Internet, and with my older daughter as a reward for good behavior, play educational games.
Tablet, my friend, as I began to call him a joke, I really made life easier. Children often need to make inquiries: nutrition, health, development.
Books I was able to download and scanned, including children: bright, with illustrations. The elder daughter, in order to be allowed to sit with the tablet, began to monitor her behavior, including earning her by distracting, entertaining her sister.
My friend was always close by. In public transport, when I went to the market and to shops, in administrative and hospital institutions, when I had to wait in line, while eating (although it was not quite helpful to read at the same time).
It is a miracle when any book is at hand (and I downloaded hundreds, if not thousands). And an example of children who, like parents, are already drawn to books.