This photo is highly reminiscent of one that I captured in June last year when Aisha was reading in her bedroom very early in the morning before it became light.

Aisha, 5yo, August 2010
Reading after bedtime by the light outside her window.

There is absolutely no way that I will be rousing on my children for reading when they should be sleeping. It was something that I thrived on as a child, and when you’re a reader — the day just isn’t long enough for all the books you want to explore!