We have lots of children's books. Some of the books are from my childhood or my years of teaching. Others have been given to us or picked up second-hand. We've been blessed to get plenty for review purposes, too.
My question is this. Do you write your child's name-or the family's last name in their books? What about books you give as gifts?
I've noticed a pattern...I love when people write in books they give as a gift, but I rarely do it...and I try to give books for baby showers and Christmas gifts and such. I rarely write in books for my own kids or for others.
What's your opinion on writing names in children's books?
(If I loan out a copy of one of my own books, I typically put an address label in it in hopes of its safe return to me.)
The photo below is completely unrelated. For three summers we had hay and corn in the field behind our home (since we moved in 2008). Our neighbors have changed it to a pasture for their small herd of cows this year. So now we have this beautiful view! (The corn and hay was rather nice, too, and especially enjoyable to watch them work the horses in the fields.) The cows are very friendly and all lined up to see us when we went to get a close look.
Of course with a great view like this, there is a minor drawback. We now have a bit more of the "farm smell." I'm hoping it doesn't draw too many flies to our home.