He made my day by telling me that I am a walking book recommender.
Here's why that made my day. I went to college to be a teacher. My favorite class was children's literature. It was like a whole new world was opened up to me. I started reading, collecting, and creating teaching material from children's lit.
Now I am thrilled to have a house full of children's lit readers. Levi has recently been reading lots of books and will often tell me that we need to go to the library right then because he is finished with all his library books and he needs more. He has realized that I know what kind of books he likes and usually asks me if I have any ideas.
I like the fact that he sees value in me and not just stupid mom, you don't know anything. I also like the fact that we share a common bond or interest. It is fun to talk about the books he is reading. We are on a quest together, to find more books that he will like.