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.




  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.

  4. barry Lide said,

    October 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Throat. How about Velvetten Rabbit? Sob!!

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