Then, I saw it! Sitting on my front porch was an amazing Amazon box filled with the new books I ordered for myself and books I ordered for my two boys. My desperation to speed up to bed time, turned into excitement for bedtime! I was going to be able to read a new book to each of my boys!
So tonight, after watching Cailou with my 4 year old, Drew, we are going to read about the adventures of Lego Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and R2-D2. I love watching his face light up with the Star Wars adventures we read about. His imagination goes wild and I love it!
Nolan, my 19 month old, loves reading
Elmo Says, Shake a Leg and Barnyard Dance. He amazes me at his ability to anticipate the coming action on the next page. Everytime we read his favorite books, it is like we are reading it for the first time. Nolan sweetly and enthusiastically touches he's nose, waggles his fingers, and flies a plane. He laughes hysterically as he waves Nigh Night to Cookie Monster, Elmo and Big Bird.
I wish I could bottle up my sons enthusiasm and love for reading and keep it forever. I don't want them to ever think of reading as a chore. I see the magic reading brings to them every night.
How can I say no to Drew when he says, Momma, please one more book? And Nolan has books strewn around his crib that I hear him pick up and read to himself. I sneak in and watch him cuddle with Animal Sounds and wonder what is he dreaming about?
So,no matter how crazy busy or awful my day is, it's reading to my boys that makes me incredibly happy and forget the dramas of the day. Who knows, maybe some day I'll even be able to quote accurately from Star Wars!