Summit County, we are nearly there. As of 7 a.m. this morning, more than 85,000 of us pledged to read for 30 minutes on Wednesday, Feb. 8, the Annual Day of Reading hosted by This City Reads. And pledges are still rolling in.
Some us of read the newspaper; some read a book; some read stories to our children. No matter what you read or where you read, you read and that is to be praised!
But we can't stop with one day. I wish a could have pledged to read with Isabella for 30 minutes yesterday. Instead of watching the sitcom, or surfing the web, I could have been spending valuable (and educational) time with my daughter. But since hundreds of miles separate us, I will try to make it up to her everyday once she's here.
To all the parents who read this, I hope you spent time with your children yesterday, looking at a book, reading a comic, talking about school. We all should take more time to be with our kids, no matter how busy we really are.