I was trying to change toddler's diaper, which I do on our bed,
when he wiggled away from me, crawled under a throw blanket that was on the bed,
leaned against the pile of pillows and said,
"Read a book?
Cup of tea?"
Toddler says most things in his little voice as if it is a question. In this case, he was quite pleased with himself, and I just had to laugh at his antic, although I have no idea where the "Cup of tea?' question came from!
He invited me to join him, so I did, and we spent the next several minutes snuggling together as I told him several "once upon a time" stories about a little boy and his family. He loves these stories as much as his sister and cousins did when they were tucked into bed for a nap. The telling of stories is such a wonderful way for me to incorporate real-life events with a bit of whimsy and imagination, and if I get it right, a story gets asked for over and over, such as lost puppies or kitties rescued or some kind of adventure with our golden retriever, Lucy.
Do you like to tell stories to the little ones in your life,
or do you remember being told stories when you were a child?