Three of our children just returned from a week at camp. I will admit, it is nice to have a bit of a break when they go to camp. At the same time, I miss them when they are gone. One of the things that I miss is reading to them at bedtime.
I know that my dad never read to me. If my mom ever read to me, it was when I was really young and I don’t remember it. But for some time it has become our routine that I read to the children before bed. They take turns as to which night I read to them and I read to each of them a different book. I read to Justus from the Guardians of Ga’Hoole series. I read to Emma from the Goosebumps series. And I read to Faith from the Chronicles of Narnia series.
To be honest, it is as much for me as it is for them. I enjoy spending the time with them and reading is one of the things that I love most. I hope that our time reading together is building good memories for them. It is for me.