Like most almost-two year-old boys, Ben is obsessed with trucks. His sisters are always eager to promote his obsession. One of his favorite library books is The Lot At the End of My Block, a rhyming book about a young boy observing the construction of a new building that features construction equipment. Bella and Sophie know exactly where it is on the shelf and are always eager to help Ben find it. (Even if Mama would rather he forgot about it for once.)
Of course, Bella has this cumulative tale memorized almost word perfect. The other day I was able to capture a brief video while she “read” it to Ben. The lighting is bad as they are backlit and the focus isn’t sharp and the sound isn’t great. I was nursing Anthony across the room. But it’s a sweet moment nonetheless.