Savannah came home with an assignment to count all the books in her house.
She was overwhelmed by this and just that made me smile.
I helped her count. And solved the little question David asked last night at our budget meeting: "Where does all our money go?" Apparently, Barnes and Noble has most of it
Here are the books in our house, by the numbers:
(though this does not include phone books, cookbooks, music books, quilting books, or dictionaries.)
837 children's books
140 of those just in Caleb's room
I told you I had a thing for words.
I'm not sure if I should be delighted or embarrassed.
But in my defense, Ethan and I did hit the library earlier this afternoon where he checked out an armful of Halloween books and I checked out The Westing Game to read aloud in the evenings. So I don't actually buy everything I read.
Caleb just read the numbers in this post, patted me on the shoulder, and said, "That's cool."
I am inclined to agree.