Reading is Fun!

Dear Optimists,

For new year’s eve we ended up at my future sister-in-law/brother-in-law’s home after a LOVELY day of watching hockey, and their kids, my future nieces, have begged me to read to them for the last few visits. So this time, one of them ran up to me and the first thing she said (after licking my coat, which she does every time I visit for some odd reason) “I have books. I have them ready.” I laughed…and couldn’t believe that!

So I ended up spending some of my eve sitting on a couch with both girls sitting next to me reading the books they wanted to hear. Two different books. That they wanted read at the same time.

But I’m THAT good and succeeded.




Author: den

More often than not, people wonder what I'm up to. I'm a people watcher, and love to tell a stranger's story, as I see it. If you see me reading or writing in a coffee shop, there's a good chance I'm making up a story about you at that moment. I'm a visual person who loves finding inspiration in my surroundings, and believe that sometimes the smallest detail can tell the majority of the story, if you have the sense to recognize it.

17 thoughts on “Reading is Fun!”

  1. I feel like I should tell you the books I read to them. I don’t remember them all, but my favorite was “Goodnight iPad” and was about an old woman who gets tired of all of the technology and throws it all out the window…including iPads, video games, ereaders and giant televisions. It was cute. My other favorite was “Monsters Eat Whiny Children” because those two do a lot of crying and I felt it was relevant 🙂

  2. What is your coat made of!

    Do you do voices? I find it best if the voice is totally wrong for the character, the kids always crack up laughing 🙂

    1. I actually do voices when I read to my nephew…and I do accents too. His favourite is an Australian one when we’re reading an outdoor adventure story with animals in it. I’ve never done the wrong-voice-for-the-character thing before, but I’m going to try in now, MrTheKidd!

      Also, Den, awesome post. I don’t know why your neice-in-law (is that a thing?) licks your coat, but it’s about the sweetest and funniest thing I’ve heard all day! 🙂

      1. Haha I wish I could say the coat was made of candy, or that I work in a sugar factory and have a gentle coating of sugar, but alas, no. She’s just odd.

        And of course I do voices! Come on.

  3. My dad used to get SO bored reading Peter and the Wolf to us, that he’d change the characters – so we’d get Peter and the Pansy or Peter and the Pumpkin etc. I just remember that it cracked us up so much, we’d keep requesting the damn book – much to my dad’s disappointment!

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