When we go to the library, I always pick the cutsey books. The ones about the poor little chick that gets lost and scared, but at the end finds its mommy and everything's better. The books about how many kisses you can give a baby. The ones that talk about the beautiful colors of the flowers in the garden. Lucy has very little patience for these books. She'll listen for a page or two and then she'll be on to the next thing.
If, however, the book is about trucks? Lucy is sitting riveted, pointing at the pictures, waiting for the very last page to ask me to read it again. Right now on our shelf, we have a spattering of Sandra Boynton books, and a word book, and then a whole bunch of truck books. Dump trucks, construction machines, emergency vehicles, farm machines, Lucy loves them all.
I found truck stickers at the store a few weeks back, and put them all over the crib and wall in Lu's room. Lucy goes to bed now talking to her trucks. We'll hear "Uh oh, Kucka!" from her crib a million times as her trucks "dump" their "load." It's super exciting to me that Lucy has such an active imagination, but I always thought that it would tend more toward princesses and less toward excavators.
Not that I'm complaining! I think it's hilarious that Lucy knows the difference between a skid steer and a tractor and a back hoe (and a combine and a front end loader.....). Even if I have to look it up first.
Next step? Operating licenses.