Thursday, March 24, 2016

Always on Alert

They tell you when your children hit their teen years -- watch out!
Be aware!
Look for changes in behavior.
It could be a sign.
And that's why, last week, when I came home from work and my just-out-of-his-teen-years son had been home alone, I immediately noticed.
Something that I'd last seen tucked away in the basement was on the dining room table.


I pushed aside the thoughts that I might immediately jump to.
But a few days later, I came home and found more evidence. This on the table.

Since the book was left open, I could no longer ignore the obvious evidence.
Tucker is reading again.
No more gorging himself only on Twitter, SnapChat and Instagram.
He may have started with a comic book that he loved as a child, but he has gone on to full-blown novels and even asked if he could have Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five when I was preparing to donate it.
Something's afoot here, and I'm one top of it.

3 comments:

Jeanie said...

Alert the media! Oh, those things make a mom proud!

Roz . Russell said...

Oh how I wish I had read more when I was younger, but I think it was all down to an eye problem which was then called a lazy eye and went untreated, this made it difficult to read for very long, in fact it is the same now, all the lines roll into one so I have given up on books I'm afraid

Paulita said...

Jeanie, Yes, it feels good to see a child come through those teen years and make a turn toward his old self.
Roz, So sad that you never got to enjoy reading, but I'm happy you're writing these days on your blog. Do you ever listen to books on tape?

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