The verdict is in, I am Texas' dorkiest mom.
Some of my most fond summer memories of childhood are the library's summer reading program. My mom or aunt would take me up to the library, we would go to the basement, where the children's section was and pick out books.
When we walked into the library today and the teenager at the reading program table invited us over. I said, "oh, my kids are way too young for this" but he said no - they allow all kids, even newborns. I was considerably more excited than the kids. They got these cool charts and bookmarks.
Did you read that? For each child that completes fifteen books, they will receive a Summer Reading Certificate signed by THE MAYOR! And they will choose a book to keep. How cool is that? I think when I did the summer reading program as a child we got a coupon for a discount at Pizza Hut. Nothing as cool as a book and certificate signed by THE MAYOR!