I am writing this from a comfy spot on my couch, ready to relax away the rest of this evening. Husband and I are ready to be our best introverts after a day full of church, kids, and visits with family. Are there any other introverts out there with tips for living with extrovert children?
This week, I read Underground Airlines, Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty, and Shrill.
What are you reading this week?
I can't help you with the little kids question, as my youngest is in her 20's :) but I do have some extrovert dogs, lol, who keep asking for trips outside to the yard, treats, play, etc. when all I wanted to do yesterday and today is plop on the couch and watch tv.ReplyDelete
Maybe do what my elder daughter does-- she keeps a small box in the closet with some of the kids' toys that she "steals" from their toybox. Then when they are bored, she takes out the box and the kids are excited to see beloved toys that they haven't seen for awhile. That way you don't have to bribe them with a new toy!
I would like to read Underground Airlines, but haven't seen any buzz about it and am curious if it's worth picking up. Wonder what you thought of it...
That's a great idea! I have been doing "quiet time" while the little one naps. I tell my son that it's time to read or play quietly in his room. It gets me a quiet hour or two each day, thank goodness!Delete
I really liked it. There's actually been a bit of buzz, both because people like the book and because it's a white male author writing about a present in which there is still slavery in some US states. I would recommend it!
Ah, Chaim Potok, I devoured all his books, so so good, except his very lat, not as greatReplyDelete
They are good. I find that older books are slower reads for me, but I'm enjoying the change of pace!Delete
That sounds like a great reading week, those are all on my list/shelf. I hope you enjoyed them all!ReplyDelete
We must both have good taste, then. :) I hope you have a great week too!Delete
I get the introvert thing, sometimes you just need to veg and read or watch or something. A quiet evening after a busy day is always a good thing! I hope your books are good, I think Paper and Fire (and that whole great library concept) sound really good.ReplyDelete
Yes! That quiet time becomes so much more precious when you have little people in your house.Delete
I'm probably one of the most introverted people, and my son definitely takes after his dad in terms of being extroverted, so I'd be keen on those tips too! It's a balance, that's for sure.ReplyDelete
I've heard The Great Library series - I need to check that out. I hope you enjoy your reads!
I'm glad I'm not the only one! Parenting can just take so much out of you. I am very fond of that quiet time at the end of the day!Delete
Oooh....wow, you have some of the hottest new releases going! I'm jealous :)ReplyDelete
I am naturally very extroverted (husband is def introverted), as our both sons. But chronic illness has turned me into a part-time introvert! Same feelings as you - we had a houseful all weekend with everyone home, went to a graduation party, etc. So by Monday morning, I was loving the quiet solitude!
Enjoy your books this week -
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It was a good streak of reading! I think I have some older books coming up now.Delete
I hope you get some quiet days this week!
Paper and Fire looks good, and I am an introvert myself!!ReplyDelete
Paper and Fire was good. Now I just have to wait for the next one to come out!Delete
I am really curious about Underground Railroads. Great list of Books. Happy Reading!ReplyDelete
I sped through it and thought it was a great read. I hope you are having a great reading week, Heather!Delete