There’s nothing sweeter or more rewarding than reading to kids. Or so I thought, until this happened:
My one year old brings a book over, saying “Hi Da-Da!” and wants to sit on my lap.
His book of choice: “Snuggle Puppy,” and I read it with spirit and enthusiasm. He loves it. When it’s over, he holds the book up and says, “More!”
Obviously I’m a hit. Sure.
Oh wait, what’s that?
You want to read Snuggle Puppy a third time?
Why sure! But this time I change up the voices, add some snaps to jazz it up and give him a huge raspberry to the neck for a spectacular grand finale to this Snuggle Puppy Trilogy … an encore Bruce Springsteen would envy.
Huh. I must be really good at this because now it’s all Snuggle Puppy, all the time.
A fourth reading has been strongly requested and of course I fulfill it. Obviously my award-winning raspberry-ending …