We have been slowly evolving our bedtime routine for the boys over the past 2 years. They still go to bed at 7pm and they still get stories and songs, but we’re starting to get to the fun part- the part where they make requests! I love that they love to read and be read to and it’s thrilling to have them fall in love with certain books.
Yogi Dad and I are both big readers and hope to foster that in all of the boys. Books continue to be one of the absolute favorite things in the house and we have a lot of them. I feel like we are constantly moving mountains of them from one room to the next. Trying to keep the “good” books (books with real pages) in one piece, tracking down missing dust jackets, repairing books that need a little TLC and removing books that really have no chance of survival at the hands of 3 little boys. This is not a bad thing in my eyes.
But back to the requests! Right now every single on of them is smitten with King Hugo’s Huge Ego by Chris Van Dusen- quite a mouthful for toddlers but they all chime in when we ask what story we should read first. Judah even adds in his opinion with a shrill “GO!” (he only hits the last syllable of words so we just go with it). Corduroy is a close second for Lincoln and of course the Super Why books are at the top of the list as well.
It’s a far cry from The Wind and the Willows which Yogi Dad has been trying to read to them since they were born, but I figure we’ll get there some day. I still have dreams of settling in with Harry Potter or the Little House series and of course the Shel Silverstein that I loved so much as a pre-teen.
World Book Day is March 1st. I didn’t even know there was such a thing, but lo and behold, there is. Of course, if we were going all out and in need of World Book Day costumes, Super Why would be at the top of the list. Then again, we already did that for Halloween. Maybe I could dress them up as King Hugo in robes of red with a different gigantic head on each one of them. Too much?
I wonder if any libraries are having swank parties to celebrate? Yogi Dad and I could get Fancy Dress Ball Outfits (Harry and Hermione? Edmond Dantes and Mercedes? Alice and the Mad Hatter?) snag a babysitter and hit the town!
How do you celebrate books in your house? Do your kids devour books like ours do? Tell me you favorite bedtime book for toddlers or what do you hope to read to them one day? I’d love to add a few to the collection.
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