I’m looking forward to the monthly book club I’ll be hosting this Sunday. Because it’s not just not about the reading. It’s also about the eating. Which is why we named our collective, “Women Who Read and Eat.” (We originally had the Eating before the Reading in the title, but we thought we might be shortchanging the literature a bit.)
I know a lot of book clubs are more “after hours.” No kids. Maybe some wine. I think that’s something I could get into, if I felt I could afford more time away from my kids. But with my work schedule, and the fact that they really notice my absence at their young ages, I’m not up for that scenario right now. Our group meets on the weekends, since most of us work outside the home during the week, and we bring our little ones. So 40% of the time is spent discussing the book, 30% eating and 30% swapping toddler tips, refereeing and wiping marker off the walls.
On second thought, maybe we do need to spend some time away from the kids!
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What are YOU reading and eating?
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