Steve took some pictures tonight. I generally avoid the camera like the plague, given my current weight situation, but these pictures turned out so cute that it made me put a story together in my head.
Books and reading have always been an important part of our children's lives. We were those parents that read to our babies the day they came home from the hospital. We would always seek out books that babies would enjoy and Noah, especially, had definite favorites.
It got harder trying to read to two of them as they got older, but we always made it work.
Noah was always more interested than Aaron at sitting and listening and he would sit for twenty minutes or more WAY before he even turned a year old.
Aaron still takes a little more coaxing and after hearing the story once, he would rather "read" it himself most of the time.
And they can often be found sitting and reading together through no parental suggestion.
Bedtime has always included books. When I am home for bedtime, we split them for one on one reading, which I think both of the boys cherish.
In the last few months, I have expanded things with Noah. Lately, I have had him read a book to me, and then I will read to him. I hope as he continues to grow as a reader, he will continue to enjoy being read to as well.
So as he was reading his book tonight, Aaron came running out from his bath and interrupting, so I told him that if he wanted to stay in the living room, he needed to join Noah and me on the couch. So up he climbed.
And soon he was interested as I helped Noah with a difficult word in the story
Until he finally gave up and snuggled up with his buddy Elmo to listen
This last one will be my favorite one for awhile. Have a great day!