I’m not sure what kid doesn’t like to be read to. Stories are a big time ritual here in our house. We all clamor into our bed as a family, and read stories together. The Mini has always loved to be read to, and has been able to turn the pages on command well before he could comprehend most things. It took LG much longer to get into sitting still for books, but every night now, when it’s time for bed, she screams enthusiastically as she runs down the hall: MILK AND STORIES, YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! It’s pretty funny, because everything is yay! ”DINNER TIME, YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!” ”BATH TIME, YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!”
The problem is, while we have a very big collection of books, we are so.fucking.sick. of everything we read. We’re slowly trying to add to our already spilling into the hallway collection of books. The problem is that, we’re snobs. First off, I prefer hardback (but we do have paperback, otherwise, we wouldn’t be able to eat). This is expensive. Second, I like obscure books too. I mean, sure, we have the Knuffle Bunny trio, and all of the Click Clack Moo series. Sandra Boynton has gotten a second wind, thanks to LG. The classics run big in our house as well: Dr. Seuss, Goodnight Moon, Harold and the Purple Crayon, Maurice Sendak. All of the stuff I grew up with.
So tell me, what do your kids like to read?