Recently, we purchased him some new titles. Plus, while I was in the basement sorting through some adult books, I found a few sturdy art books and bird guides that I thought might be fun to tuck in with his book collection in our living room.
I was curious to see what he might do to the books when he found them. Would he tear out pages? Would he even look at them? I was pleased to learn he does like to look at them and he hasn’t been rough with the pages. . .so far.
I know it might seem a little silly to give a 16 month-old books of Monet paintings and bird photographs but you would be surprised the things you can talk about and the stories you can make up just based upon a painting or a photograph.
And boy was I surprised when I overheard my Husband and son looking at one of the art books:
Chris: “Look Mackinley, here’s a painting of some boats.”
Mac furiously flips pages.
Chris: “Oh here’s some freaky sculpture.”
Mac flips more pages.
Chris: “Ooooohhh, now we’re getting somewhere! I like where this is headed. . .it’s a half-naked guy in a woman’s arms. . .Wait. Squinting harder at the picture. Is that half-naked guy supposed to be Jesus?!”