Given that November on 4Mothers revolves loosely around the theme of sleep, it was easy for us to decide upon a theme for this week – we’ll all be writing about bedtime stories.
Do you engage in this nighttime ritual? Proponents can’t say enough about the benefits of bedtime stories, but not everyone does it. Parents and children reading together at the close of day has a special place in many hearts, although it’s so easy to imagine other beautiful nighttime practices – I remember feeling breathless when Judy Collins lovingly recounted at a Unique Lives event that when she was a girl, her father would sing her to sleep every night.
So what is the magic of bedtime stories? Is it the togetherness or the stories or the brainy-ness or just the do-ableness of it? Do you do something altogether different that works better for your family?
Were you read to as a child, and do you read to your children now? What are your favourite bedtime reads, when you were young, and now that you’re not so young anymore? This and more this week at 4Mothers. Stay tuned.