You know when you give away a book, sometimes it's like having to give away a piece of yourself? But you know its new owner will love it just as much as you, so it doesn't hurt so much....
Little Monster and I organized her bookshelves this weekend, and I mentioned to her that she could give any of her books to Mini Monster if she wanted, but she didn't have to. I wanted to make it clear I wasn't making her give anything away to her little sister. I honestly didn't think she'd really pick any to give to her because she loves all her books- even her old baby ones she still makes me read to her at night before bed.
But guess what? She picked out some of her favorite books for Mini Monster! How sweet was that? She did it without hesitation. I was so proud of her especially since it would be super hard for ME to give up my favorite books! When I loan out a book I always hesitate for a second, wondering if I'll ever see my precious friend back in my hands. But Little Monster was happy to give them to her sister, hopeful that she'll love them just as much as she did.
Do you loan out or give away your books? If so, is it hard to give up that part of you, or do you do it without hesitation?