“Okay, new rule. If you can’t pick it up with one hand then it’s disqualified from the bedtime story options.”
“The book mysteriously vanished during the night. Just like the batteries in your favorite toy that’s really annoying.”
Actually, my wife and I really have hid books from our two-year-old daughter that we were just tired of reading to her every night because they were lengthy and boring. The goal is to get her to go to sleep, not the other way around.
My wife’s not proud that we do this; I am, maybe a little.
My parents never had to do that with me. I learned to read when I was three. But later on, Ma would have me read articles out of Reader’s Digest to her while she was cooking.
“If I have to read you the Communist Manifesto ONE MORE TIME…”
The solution here is you introduce them to “War and Peace”, the 300 chapter book.
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