We were pretty much forced to read when we were children. We even had "enrichment hour" every day after school from 4-5pm. That meant we had to do something that would enrich our minds - no TV allowed. We worked on our homework or read books. Fortunately for me, I love to read, so that worked out well. (Once I turned 16 and started cheering, I didn't really have to participate anymore. I usually took a nap.) I'm so glad that I grew up in a family where education was important. There were times when I wished I would have gotten paid for all the "A"s I made, but my dad thought that would have been like paying me to breathe. Whatever, I digress. If you have kids, I really recommend having "Enrichment Hour" or something similar. But anyway, I think that my whole family really has a love of words. Some people use them to write, others to sing, others to edit, others to debate, but pretty much everyone is a "words" type of person. Which leads me to the point of this blog. All of a sudden, just about everyone in my family has a blog. So, just in case you need to add anything to your blogroll, here they are:
My Dad's: http://beaverboard.blogspot.com/ (named after a line in the book Franny and Zooey) This is where he posts little "nuggets" of information. Quotes and musings that will make you think. He used to have a clipboard where he would print out quotes and it would hang in the kitchen. I refer to his blog as the "New-Tech Clipboard."
My older brother's: http://behnke-family.blogspot.com/ Since he, his wife and 4 kids are in South Africa until September, this is where they are keeping us all updated. You need to watch the video of the kids dancing to African music, it is precious.
My sister's: http://scribblecrabble.blogspot.com/ This is her third time to start a blog, so you need to visit it and leave her comments so that she will keep it up. She is a really good writer, not to mention she'll probably tell stories about my sweet god-daughter, Annie.
My younger brother's: http://josephbehnke.wordpress.com/ He only updates it like once a year, but when he does, he posts really good pictures. He also has a professional blog where he showcases some of his web designs, so if you're ever in the market for a web designer, let him know.
My younger brother's wife: http://thebehnkefamily.wordpress.com/ Melanie is a really good writer and takes the most beautiful pictures of their daughter, Molly. Seriously, that is one cute kid.
(The younger generation prefers Wordpress over Blogger, FYI.)
That leaves my mom and my middle brother as the lone Behnkes without a blog. I think my mom prefers to update people through phone calls, and to be honest, I prefer to get my information from her that way. But John has an iPhone, so really, he could blog from anywhere. So I need to work on him.