Every evening, parents and children sludge through countless rituals to get ready for bed: bath time, clean up, brush teeth, etc. The one ritual in our family that doesn’t feel like a chore is Story Time. We have been reading a bed time story to Miranda almost since the day she was born. Books are so plentiful in our house, that we are now on our third bookshelf…they keep getting bigger and bigger!
After Story Time, Miranda will often request a stack of books and “read” to her Lamb Chop for a good 20 or 30 minutes before falling asleep. I love that Miranda is such an avid “reader” that is on the brink of learning to read by herself. She’s constantly asking what this word says or how to spell that word.
In the past couple of months, another member of our family has been participating in Story Time…Bubbles! Sometime between brushing teeth and picking out the books to read, Bubbles has climbed into Miranda’s bed and is waiting patiently for us to get situated. During the stories, she is attentive and purring and often stays with Miranda afterwards.
These are the memories that our family will cherish in the years to come!