So, I have boys. Boys who are avid readers. I’m told this is an oddity, but I don’t know. It’s the ways it’s always been. I have been known to tell my kids to put down the books and go outside. Other moms – moms with non-readers – have been shocked by the fact that I’d interrupt their reading.
Just as an example, yesterday Evan completed FOUR books. These are your average ~300 page juvenile fiction novels. He also baked a batch of homemade chewy pretzels, made a cheese sauce for lunch, played a little bit of basketball, and washed dishes a couple of times (not by choice). And I’ll note here that the kid is skinny – not an overweight couch potato from all of the reading.
So, out of simple curiosity I ask this: do you ever tell your kids to stop reading? Would you, if they read four books daily? How much is too much?