Waking up in Mommy-Land ; When Old Becomes New

While I have been off in mommy-land, tending to the little one, (to whom we affectionately refer to as the BOOG) inspiration planted its tiny seed. Being an avid reader of all things fiction, I have come to view my love for children’s picturebooks as, somewhat, of a guilty pleasure. My husband has labeled me a hoarder and in a way I am because I have an inordinate amount of children’s classics sitting row upon row of shelves and until last night I had no idea why I was compelled to collect and hoard in such an ardent manner. That is, until I noticed my 2yr old trying to sneak a peek at MY beloved stash of contraband.

It suddenly occurred to me that I have been collecting these books for her and that although they meant something to me at one time, she has yet to discover what they will mean to her. Yes she has her own bookshelves full of wonderful titles, and yes she is fine with reading the same books over and over (and over and over and over) again: Its mommy and daddy who are always ready for something fresh, yet she is still drawn like a moth to a flame over the coveted books I’ve compiled over the years. I remember wishing she would walk over to one of my old faves and pluck it off the shelf and demand I read it to her but nothing prepared me for the moment it actually came into fruition.

Feeling very nostalgic I thought I would share some of our favorites with you and invite you into the world of mommy and BOOG. I will post one vintage favorite a day with a smattering of the BOOG’s new faves, which will no doubt be considered vintage when she is a mommy herself, in the hopes that perhaps you will be inspired to assemble a vintage (both old and new) collection of your very own…… to share with your current or future little ones. ENJOY!!!

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