Well, it has finally happened. My children are old enough to sit for a reading from a real book. You know, one with chapters and everything! They even ask me several times each day to read from it. I can't tell you how excited I am about this. Yes, it means they'll be demanding more of my time, but it's just so great! I read, they ask questions, we review what happened last time we read, and with rare exception, they sit quietly and listen. Wow.
I started with Stuart Little, since we have it and they like mice. Morgan had been trying to read Winnie the Pooh to them, but they weren't ready to sit still. I'm guessing he'll go back to that now that we're in this new phase. Of course, we're wondering when they'll be ready for The Hobbit or The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. It's hard to say if they'll be too frightened by some of the stuff in these. Maybe I'll give one of them a try and see how it goes.
Anyway, I'm thrilled about this development.