Story time is the best time of the day. Whether we're snuggled up on the couch or cozy in our pjs before bed, reading stories with my little ones is one of my favorite things to do. Everyone has a favorite book they remember from their childhood, and every day, parents and kids are discovering new classics of their own. There are many fabulous children's books out there, some of which everyone knows about and others we would have never discovered had my son not simply pulled a random book off a library shelf. I created this blog to share some of these wonderful stories with you. Think of it as a year's worth of the best children's books around, since no day should be without a great story. In the end, I hope we'll all have discovered at least a few new titles that will have made their way onto our list of family favorites. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Day 98: Bedtime for Mommy

I think it's safe to say that we've all had those days where bedtime finally rolls around and we would give anything to switch places with our little one.  If only we could be the ones taking a nice bath, getting tucked in, and snuggling up to have a bedtime story read to us!  In Bedtime for Mommy, Amy Krouse Rosenthal does just that, telling the adorable story of the little girl who struggles to get her mommy into bed and asleep. Children and parents, alike, will be amused by this cute role reversal, complete with the classic requests for five more minutes to play (work in her office) before going upstairs and one more bedtime story.  I love LeUyen Pham's charming illustrations, as well, especially the look of amusement on the mommy's face as she takes her bath.  The daughter makes sure her mommy has her bath toys (a bottle of bubble bath, bath salts, and a razor), helps her pick out the perfect outfit for the next day (after several attempts), and finally snuggles up to read Mommy's bedtime book of choice, Anna Karenina.  Finally, after lights-out requests for a drink of water and leaving the door open a little more, Mommy is down for the night.  "Phew!" the tired girl sighs.  "One down, one to go." Now it's Daddy's turn!  My son can't help but giggle at the thought of putting me to bed when we read this story.  Now if only we could really switch places sometime.  If bedtime seems like a run-around in your house like it so often does in ours, this story will be sure to make you and your child smile. 


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