My kids do not enjoy bedtime. This is putting it lightly.
My husband and I have a handful of tools we use on our kids at bedtime only. One of the bedtime-only tools I use after especially exhausting days is Reading My Books: “Oh, you’re not ready for your own stories? Cool! I’ll read to you from mine!”
Over the last couple of years, my kids have heard Neil Postman, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Naomi Klein, Rebecca Solnit, and a handful of other non-kidlit authors. Typically, my kids don’t have to listen to any author too long before hollering, “Stop! Stop! Please read one of our books!”
Something funny happened a couple nights ago, though. Continue reading “Our Son”