You know where this is going…

The other night Brenna was picking bed time stories to read. We have a big pile of ‘typical’ stories that stay beside her bed that we can grab in a pinch and know she’ll enjoy them. But this night was different. She went to her bookshelf to pick something new. “Ok,” I thought, “We could use some new books, maybe we’ll rotate something into the Pile.” 

But then she hesitated over a book.

I instantly panicked. 

“Let’s read this story!” she said innocently and enthusiastically. 

“Oh, honey, let’s get a different story tonight.”

But her mind was made up. It was this book. Tonight. Now. Maybe twice.

“No, let’s read this one. Will you read it? I want to say ‘yes, please.'” (for those of you unfamiliar with Brenna this is how she indicates she’s asking nicely.)

“Ok honey, bring it over.” 

And so I read it. We enjoyed it. When I was finished she fortunately wanted to read another book; a lighthearted critter book about cleaning your room. It was significantly easier for daddy to read.

But it’s done. One of those weird moments I kind of dreaded and also really looked forward to. We’ve read it. We’ll read it again, and daddy will probably cry. Again.

But it makes us happy.

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4 Comments

  1. October 15, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Oooh. I know. That happened to me, too. Also “I Love You Forever”. OOOOH.

  2. Billy Lide said,

    October 15, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    My fav baby book. HBL

  3. tray said,

    October 15, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    nose sting.
    throat…

  4. barry Lide said,

    October 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Throat. How about Velvetten Rabbit? Sob!!


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