Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Daily Newspaper

Whenever I see pictures like this,
or this,
I feel guilty.
I'm a stay at home political scientist for goodness sakes.
I canceled our newspaper subscription last year. I couldn't handle it, I could take the clutter and the crumbs. (No newspapers do not create crumbs, kids eating breakfast do.) It just created such a mess. I called up and canceled. My poor neglected children, being raised in a household without a daily newspaper.
We had a lot of frequent flier miles expire as of late, with some of those miles we now get the wall street journal.
Don't be surprised if you come to my house at 3 o'clock in the afternoon with my children pouring over the pages in the newspaper. Its still on the table because I still haven't had a chance to look at it, and the crust left over from breakfast's toast is still on the table next to the paper.
But all is ok, is it better to have a clean kitchen or babies that read the newspaper?
I agree children who can't actually read yet, that read the newspaper. They love it. Especially the maps and graphs.
As do I, it makes my heart flutter in joy, to find a newspaper on my front step. It makes my heart do a double flutter to see my children reading the newspaper, yes even the baby loves it. And to make my heart almost bust out of my chest, give me 15 minutes to read the newspaper. Better yet, let me read it cover to cover. That is one of my great joys in life, especially when the newspaper comes crumb free.
Now that we are getting a daily paper again, my daughter can get some pictures of her reading the newspaper. The poor neglected baby, she never had a chance to read it, until a few weeks ago.


  1. That's the paper we take. I love it.

  2. Having a GOOD newspaper around is a beautiful thing. And a GOOD newspaper doesn't feel like clutter. Hooray for you and your family!