It’s a matter of some debate
The floor in one area of The Boy’s room is often covered with books. He loves books, and tends to pull down a bunch to find one that he wants. We certainly want to encourage an interest in reading – that’s worked out rather well for Elder Child. But . . .
His bookshelf is way too small for the number of books he has. It was cheap, a yard sale find that I touched up before he was born, if I recall correctly. It’s a low, 2-shelf bookcase, and it was the perfect size in a nursery. It’s cute, but very, very small.
The hubby takes this as a sign that we should get rid of some of Sam’s books, on the theory that the amount of space you have determines the number of books you can keep. He’s a minimalist.
I take it as a sign that I should get some of these to make him a way bigger bookshelf that he can grow into, on the theory that you can never have enough books. I am not a minimalist.
No compromise is in sight. But the mess is bothersome to both of us. It’s actually probably bugging me more at the moment.
So, what say you, internet? On which side of this issue are you? He won’t care about your opinion in the least, by the way, but please don’t let that stop you!