Yesterday when we arrived at the library I had several books to check back in before I was able to pick up some books on reserve. The kids ran ahead of me down to the Children's area. It was a few minutes before I was able to catch up with them. When I arrived downstairs this is what I found....
Max and Trent had each found a book and were sitting quietly and reading. Maya was in her favorite section, the kids cookbooks, picking out a book.
Normally I don't have even a second to pick out a book for myself because I am chasing kids running in different directions. But they are getting older, more responsible. I have been trying to give them more freedom while explaining expectations.
It was a glorious moment.