From a very young age, our children become wrapped in the habit of plopping on our laps to hear a bedtime story. As parents, we understand the importance of reading to our children and opening up a world of adventure, character, and vital lessons.
Over the years, this has always been one of my favorite times with my children. It’s a time to feel the warmth of our bodies huddled together as a story unfolds. Giggles, gasps, and “ah ha” moments are preludes to sleepy eyes, yawns, and dreams of wonder.
This nightly reading ritual should extend to our own nightstand and pillows where a good book is always waiting for us.