March 26, 2012

The Bedtime Book Club

After the pyjama and teeth brushing routine, it's time for the bedtime story/stories.  Jade, Halia, and I pile onto Jade's bed and read the kids' choice for the evening.  Tonight, Jade picked a story about a mermaid who saved her family's castle.

If it's not too late after the story, we'll have a little discussion.  I love it when a book contains some little life lesson that I can point out, helping me do my job as a dispenser of paternal wisdom.

"You know what I liked about this story," I asked?  "I liked how, unlike the mermaid's sisters who just sat around and whined about losing their castle, Spirulina didn't whine - she went and did something about it."

Pleased with the fine quality of my erudition, I continued.

"I think a lot of people don't realize that nothing gets accomplished by sitting around and whining; if you don't like the situation you're in you've got to do something to change it!"

"We've got realize!" Halia declares.

"Hunh?" I ask.

"We've got realize!"

Still confused, I turned from the book and looked at her and all was made clear.

We've got real eyes, indeed!

I think I might need to start dispensing my paternal wisdom in easier-to-digest doses.


Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

ahahah Your girls are so fantastic!

Nita said...

That is too funny!

Nemmy said...