POD: Reading

From Picture of the Day 2013

One of the pleasures I get as a father is reading to my kids before bed. Sure there are some nights that I just don’t feel up to it, but I try to read to them as much as I can. Lately Violet has been asking to hear Puff the Magic Dragon or Green Eggs and Ham. Tonight I decided that I wanted something more, so I went into the kids book closet looking for something longer. I chose the classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and both kids didn’t want the reading to end. Two things stood out about tonight’s reading activities, the first was how cute it was to watch Jacob read to Violet while hunted up a book to read. The second hit me as I was putting the book down for the night, I haven’t read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In the years that this was a book I would read, I didn’t read and some how I never went back to read it. What I’m not sure is if after the first, or second chapter if it was me or the kids that wanted to continue.

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