While going through my drafts in an effort to get caught up on content, I came across this post from October of last year! Reading it was definitely like taking a walk down memory lane. I can’t believe how fast they grow up! Mr. Happy Feet still has a love of Dr. Seuss, but perhaps not as much as he did when I wrote this. 🙂 It was too good to keep in my drafts files all to myself. Enjoy.
Most nights we read books to Mr. Happy Feet as part of his bedtime routine. Dr. Seuss is our go to man usually. We started out with Cat in the Hat – which he wanted to be read over and over again. We practically had that and Green Eggs And Ham memorized! It was so bad that we were actually speaking Dr. Seuss talk throughout the day without even meaning to!
He also became attached to Ten Apples Up On Top. One night I tried to change it up and offer him some new material but he wasn’t going for it at all. He said, “No. Apples! Cat Hat!”
Thankfully we’ve moved on to something different, but still by Dr. Seuss. We’re now reading The Sleep Book (which usually works 80% of the time to put him to sleep) and Yertle The Turtle And Other Stories. If you haven’t read The Sleep Book – it’s really clever and fun to read. I’d never been exposed to it myself, until Hubby purchased it online to try and get something besides Cat In The Hat to read. He does the reading fifty percent of the time and was getting real tired real fast of the repetitive readings.
I wonder where we’ll go from here.
I’ve been reading Mrs. Sayuri chapter books for almost two years now. We’ve read Charlotte’s Web, The Trumpet of the Swan, the whole Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder and as many of the Boxcar Children mysteries we could get our hands on.
She loves to be told stories as well, but she gives instructions…Her requests will most often sound something like this, “Mommy, please tell me a story – not true – a mystery – and with a princess!” <from October 2011>