Right around the time she turned one, Little m became obsessed with books. She can't get enough of them these days. Her attention span is seriously lacking and sometimes she stays engaged with a book from start to finish and other times for only a page or two.
Every night before bedtime she reads books with her daddy. Finally! I have been waiting for this day forever. Well I guess only a year, but still. Little m makes her teacher mama so happy with her new found love of books! This new bedtime ritual makes my heart melt. It is so freaking cute to watch.
First, Little m toddles (um, yeah, she's walking) on over to her bookshelf. She falls along the way and continues crawling over.
She ponders the book selection and chooses her favourite. All of them are her favourite.
She can't stand up on her own yet so she tries to crawl while holding the book, which doesn't work very well. Either that or she tries to walk upright on her knees, which also doesn't work well.
Little m makes it back to her daddy and he pulls her up onto his lap to read the book.
She pays attention until she's bored, wiggles out of his arms, and starts the process again.
By the end of story time there's usually a stack of ten books on the floor beside the chair. I love it.
It's so cute to watch this bonding time with daddy and daughter.
Here's a short video of their nightly ritual:
I can't believe she's such a big girl now.