I saw the most amazing thing on TeeWee yesterday morning. The Today Show had a bit featuring experts offering advice to help your kids avoid the "summer reading slump".
The summer what huh? I mean, you get a lot more reading done in summer as a kid, because you don't have to shield The Two Towers or To Your Scattered Bodies Go behind your algebra textbook; you can read them right out in the open while sprawled across your bed like a decent human being.
My favorite part was where they suggested to parents that they might want to bring books along on car trips. This is so bizarre to me; it's like suggesting that you might want to bring along air. Is there some other thing kids do on long highway drives besides read?