I can still remember my step-mother reading to my brother and me when we were little. She’d sit on the floor of our room in front of our bunk beds and read several stories to us because we both wanted different types of books. She’s the reason why I make sure I read to my kids too.
Now, I’m a mother and I have three kids all trying to see the books I’m reading at the same time (that is quite a task too.) I end up having to read at least a chapter or two of Jimmy’s books (he reads chapter books now) and, at least, two books of Delbert’s. Then Zeva as young as she brings her books to me (even though she’s trying to eat them along the way.) So, book reading is usually done throughout the day here because it is never just a half hour-hour ordeal here. It usually turns into a big deal. Trips to the library are one of the things my kids look forward to the most. Of course, my kids are used to seeing Mommy reading something all the time.