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  1. workingmomcourtney workingmomcourtney
    August 18, 2022 @ 4:48 pm

    As I walked right past the beloved children’s book section of the library, I felt myself mourning the fact that my 3 kids are now “out” of the picture-book and early-reader/phonics phase. There are many joys to look forward to in their next reading journey, but still felt sad. Something I learned from “The Lazy Genius” podcast is to use opening and closing ceremonies in response to that feeling. My informal closing ceremony became packing up all the Level 1 readers we’d accumulated at home and gifting them to a 1st grade teacher starting her own classroom. My daughter gets to pop in to say hi to her former substitute teacher when we deliver them and we know the books that helped her learn to read will now be well-used by future 1st graders in our school. Paying forward the “memories” is helping me let go of that season.

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