Saturday, October 16, 2010

You Know You Love Your Kids When.......

I've been reading "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" series lately. It's a trilogy that I started on back in August. This is not light reading, there is no fluff to be found in these books. The books are intense, they require the reader to learn quite a lot of Swedish geography, some business law, European history and so on.  Complicated reading that required my hard to find concentration, but paid off with unique story lines and startling twists. Each book is about 500 pages. However, here is the bad part: the author wrote these three fascinating novels centered around "The Girl", and then he died. So there will be no more!

Anyway, you know you love your kids when you have roughly 75 pages left in the final book of the trilogy, the last book ever, and the characters are in the middle of the trial and you are trying to interpret Swedish courtroom decorum, just about to find out what happens, the resolution of 2 months of reading 1500 pages, when you stop and put the book down because your 7 year old just reminded you that you said you would play a game with her, and it's time.

So you play.

And you lose.

Twice.

15 comments:

  1. That's love. Did you lose on purpose?

    At least it made the book last a little longer. (I've read those. Which did you like best? I thought 1-3-2. Typical of a trilogy.)

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  2. You are a Rockin' Good Mommy!

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  3. Is it better than the second one?

    Teena lets you lose? Princess gets really anxious when I'm about to lose and tries to cheat so I win, even though I try to assure her that, really, it's ok. This seriously cramps my competitive style (I have brought Buddy to tears more than once). This behavior baffles me, since much of the rest of the time she's detailing which parts of me she hates for which reason.

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  4. That is most definitely love!!

    Did you lose on purpose trying to get it to go by faster? Because that would be cheating.. just saying.. lol :)

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  5. Wow. You are a very good Mommy... Once I am into a book - I do NOT want to put it down. Which is why I limit myself to reading at night in bed (otherwise the kids would never get fed!)

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  6. Lol. I have the first one packed in my carry-on, sitting at the airport now. Glad to know it's recommended! Hope I can muster enough brain power to get into it. I tend to migrate to the fluff when I'm on vacation.

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  7. I try not to cheat.... but we played "Memory", so if I don't pay particular attention the girls usually win. Sometimes if I do pay close attention they win anyway, especially Genea.

    I think the books go 2-1-3 for the order I liked them. Ish. I liked 1 and 2 very much, but found 3 a little "dry" in comparison. JMO.

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  8. Just finished them myself last month. Aces!

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  9. I'm reading the first one now. Deep stuff.

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  10. Awww..your a good mom. I read that and loved it. I love the movie too. I havent read the others because I had heard they werent good? Not true? Should I read them?

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  11. obladi- do you have a Nook by any chance? I could "e" loan the last 2 books to you by email.
    Otherwise, I would recommend the last 2 books, more the 2nd than the 3rd, but that's just my opinion. Other people like the 3rd best, so go figure!

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  12. You ARE a good mommy. I have such a hard time playing anything with my kids because it is such drama AND boredom. And then to mix in a "can't put it down" book? Truly awesome!

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  13. Ahhhh, the life of a mommmy. It's rare that we get time for ourselves and it always amazes me how often they legitimately win. LOL.

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  14. I saw the movie....intense and disturbing but good. Different. PS You are a great mommy! What game did you lose at?

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