Monday, 1 August 2011

Summer Reading

It's that time of year again. Since we do a lot of reading no matter what time of year it is, it's always fun to be rewarded with (mediocre) prizes.

Last year, you may recall, our library had a contest with great prizes for the family that read the most. This year the library has, sadly, given in to the "everybody gets a trophy" mentality and has ended the competition. I have no idea what the prizes are this year, and I suspect they are lame because they have not been advertised the way they were last year, but all you have to do to qualify for the drawing is complete the summer reading program as a "family" (Jeff is not in our family for summer reading purposes). To complete the program one only has to read 15 minutes a day. Tommy has already finished the program, and is on track to make it at least 2/3 of the way through a second time, if not complete it again (he would have read far more this summer, but he frequently loses his books as a punishment for misbehavior around bedtime- you have to get them where it hurts). Nic will also complete the program. I finished too, which means we are eligible for the family grand prizes again this year. If we do win the drawing, it would be nice, but it will lack the triumph of last year's victory because it would not truly be earned.

The theme of summer read this year is "Space Mission"- which I'm hoping is an homage and not an accidental anachronism.

Tommy with the shuttle that every child who completes the program signs

Tommy's signature (if you can't make it out, it reads "o T m m y")

With his personal space shuttle


Bella Carina Photo said...


BTW, I had to look up anachronism. I actually enjoy learning new words though, so I consider this a good thing. ;)

Bella Carina Photo said...

I meant "oTmmy" knowledge of how is name is actually spelled got the best of my quick typing fingers. haha

Anonymous said...

Hey Amy, so sorry to hear about your disappointment with Summer Read this year. The "space" theme was chosen as a homage since the shuttles last flight was scheduled to land in July. I would love to talk to you about some of your other grievances sometime.

Miss Lynn