To say we are incredibly proud is an understatement. But. Our son floats through life as though time doesn't pertain to him (is that true for most kids?). We tell him it's time to go to bed, and that he can read until his bedtime, which is 9:00. If we don't follow up, he'll keep on reading. I admit, we've started watching a movie and forgot all about him until we go to bed ourselves.
Since this is one of the only problems we have with Tyler, we usually let it slide. He's a good kid, and reading until 11:30 on a school night is no big deal in the grand scheme of things. So, a few weeks ago when I saw a posting on MacHale's website that he would be signing books locally, I decided to surprise Tyler and take him to the book store.
When we got there, he saw the poster outside with MacHale's photo promoting his newest book.
"Hey, that's the guy who wrote the books I'm reading."
"I know. He's inside. We're going to buy that new book and he'll sign it for you."
Tyler's eyes got so big. "I get to meet him?"
"Yep. You can ask questions, too."
We bought the book and waited for the author to come out. He was so nice to all the kids. He asked them questions, posed for pictures and hinted at new projects he's working on. Tyler was in heaven.
|Tyler and his favorite author|