Wednesday, September 19, 2007

WFMW: Reading to Baby

It is Wednesday again, which means that it is time for me to pass on a tip about those things that make my life easier, but you have already been doing for years. f you have a great tip, join in the fun at Rocks in My Dryer.

We all know how important it is to read to young children, but in the rush of everyday life, we never seem to have the time to drop everything and read.

Fortunately, in our house, we have a little guy who makes us drop everything. When Baby P is hungry, he wants it NOW. So I have co-opted P's hunger for everyone's benefit. As I grab a bottle, I instruct the others to choose a book to read to Baby P as he eats. Then all five of us snuggle on the couch with a stack of books. P has his hunger satisfied, and we all get some books, cuddling, and downtime.

It's been working for us for six months now.

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Nettie said...

My mom used to do this when I was a kid. Good mom!

Fun Mommy of 2 said...

WOw I missed alot on your blog. I love the invisible woman. You are a great writer. I also really love the 3 drw dresser in the bathroom. It just seems we ar constantly making these stops before bedtime, and to have it all in one place makes sense.

SAHMmy Says said...

Great tip! My preschooler got to read LOTS of books when his baby sister was nursing every five minutes!

Mrs. Brownstone said...

What a great idea! What a blessing to ALL of your kids!

Thanks for sharing!