This was prompted by a conversation with my grown up children over the weekend and is for anyone who has young children of their own – not a privilege I now share.
We were all invited over to dinner by some very old friends whose children grew up with ours. We were talking about childhood memories when my eldest son said that one of his fondest memories was me reading to them before bedtime; particularly The Hobbit.
As it turns out my other two children felt the same and yet to me it was just another thing to do before I could sit down and watch TV. Shame on me!
I am so glad I read to them but realise now, when it’s too late, that I should have done it more and that it was a gift I was giving them (and myself) and not a chore.
For those of you with small children my advice is get a book on the go and revel in time that everybody will value both now and in the years to come.
Just a thought.
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