Reading buddies

One of Sherlock’s favorite things to do is cuddle up and listen to someone read a story. Our family has a well-appointed library, where you can easily find him curled up in an armchair.

Elise spent the morning reading Pippi Longstocking to him, and set his dog bed on the table so her reading companion would be comfortable.

I guess I should have anticipated how much she’d love Pippi as a character. An independent, clever little girl, with a pet monkey and a horse that lives on her porch, who collects birds’ eggs, shells, rocks, and treasures from traveling the world, and insists on doing everything her own way – yep, sounds like someone I know.