Friday, April 24, 2009

You're Gonna Miss This Moment - Storytime


Our kids have always loved when we read a story to them. What kid doesn't, right? It seems that over time we had gotten away from doing a bedtime story for various reasons. Being too tired comes to mind very quickly, but then there is the going to bed too late as it is, never mind staying up even later to read. 

So about a week ago, I was alone with the twins. The girls were having their sleepover and Austin was also over at a friend's house. I told the boys to pick out a book that we can read together. It was as if I had given them a brand new toy or something. They were smiling from cheek to cheek. 

We sat and read, and the next day during prayer time in the morning, they thanked God for having been read to. Don't get me wrong, in school at home I often read to all five together as we cuddle on the couch. If I could do that every single day, I would. I love the books we read as much as they do. In fact, we are currently reading, "Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman".   

There will certainly be a day when I will miss this.
How about you? Do you read to your kids? To see more great moments that will be missed, visit Pam's blog.


He And Me + 3 said...

Yes, we love to read together. Now that they are a bit older, they read to me. I love it! Great moment and cute pictures.

momstheword said...

I do miss that. Mine are now 16 and 20 and no I don't read to them anymore!

Carrie said...

aww...I know what you mean.
Some nights it's just easier to skip the story and go right to bed...but seeing how much it means to them makes it so worth it to stay up a little bit longer!

What a great moment! And sweet pictures!

Joyce said...

Probably one of my favorite childhood sister and I walked home from school for lunch and my mom read to us every day at lunchtime up thru the 6th grade. My mom's a librarian so we always had huge piles of books going.

I don't read aloud to mine anymore since they are young adults but we all love to read and enjoy sharing books.

We're home (in England I mean)...just trying to catch up and will maybe post tomorrow. It was a good trip.

Sweet Blessings said...

I LOVE read-aloud time!! It's one of my favorite things to do with my children! My daughter would be so jealous that you live in England! She wants to go there big-time! Thank you for visiting my blog today:) I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts:) Amanda

E @ Scottsville said...

I so rarely take the time to read to mine anymore --- but last night, Riley had a special request... that I read a book to her at bedtime. So she crawled into bed with me and I read her a book. She did LOVE it! It's been way too long. I'll miss the privilege, too!

Pam said...

Lucas will often pray that "mom will read to us LONGER!" onery little pup!! :) I enjoy reading chapter books to the kids too! Great MOMENT!!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Cute Pics for sure! I love reading! My boys are loving when I read to them. They never get tired. I edited those particular pics in picnik. I have premium. So you can select mirrored frames and adjust the sizes.