How does a daddy read to his three girls?

April 12, 2012 in PSF

Most nights for the past five and a half years have had a story time before bed.

Since the girls started sharing a room in October, it’s a little harder to make story time agreeable (one wants to read to us, one wants to be read to and pick out the book). It makes things quite challenging and not so “getting bedtime ready” friendly.

This night, daddy combatted that and I helped. He picked out the book, and I brought in the peacekeeper, aka E (poor thing). Everybody is a little more agreeable when she’s present (how could you not be, look at that sweet face!)

While reading Where the Wild Things Are, there are just some lines that everybody has to say, “…we’ll eat you up we love you so. And Max said ‘NO’!” Yep, the “no” has to be in unison.

Where the wild things are

And, that is how daddy reads to all three of his girls and makes story time that much more enjoyable.

(I think Miss E might have her eye on somebody here. Not sure if she wants to be rescued or if she’s letting me know she’s okay!)

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Twitter: patric3_b
April 12, 2012 at 10:00 pm

That is such an adorable picture I can hardly stand the cuteness! What a sweet moment! :)
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Krystyn May 6, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Thanks, P! They have their cute moments!

amanda April 13, 2012 at 12:06 am

and i am going to do it again….you have three babies!!!

it’s like your two little bigs i have known for so long and i see them and smile. and then poof there is this sweet little baby right in the mix! and while she catches me off guard, she looks like she’s been there the whole time and like she is exactly where she is supposed to be!

does that make any sense?

Krystyn May 6, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Totally does..I was just telling somebody that I don’t remember her not being here.

Herding Cats
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April 13, 2012 at 9:31 am

What a lovely picture. I love the panda Pjs
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Krystyn May 6, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Thanks! They actually both have them, but I’ve hidden them because I think it’s too hot for them here!

Tiaras & Tantrums
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April 13, 2012 at 9:40 am

such a lovely photo – the girls will treasure this (as will you) later
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Krystyn May 6, 2012 at 9:43 pm

I sure hope so!

Jen E @ mommablogsalot April 13, 2012 at 10:20 am

So sweet! Daddy to the rescue! We love reading this story also :)
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Krystyn May 6, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Yes, daddy is always the hero.

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April 13, 2012 at 1:10 pm

way to multi-task story time! your girls are just precious!
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Krystyn May 6, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Thank you! Yes, the more included in the story, the better!

Lindsay @ Bytes of Memory
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April 13, 2012 at 1:56 pm

What a cute peacemaker you have!!
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Krystyn May 6, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Wonder if her face (a picture of course) would work in a war zone?

Kat April 13, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Oh my gosh! What a sweet picture! That one has to be framed. Seriously. Awww.
I have a very similar pic of Todd reading to the three boys when Ben was a baby and on his lap like that with the two boys on each side. So sweet. :)

Krystyn May 6, 2012 at 9:57 pm

So sweet..I bet you have one with Grace, too:)

Jen at Jen's Farmily April 15, 2012 at 11:35 am

Ha! I love this shot!! The 3 of them are focused on the story and then there’s Miss E looking straight at you. hee hee.
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Krystyn May 6, 2012 at 9:59 pm

I think she was secretly wanting me to rescue her…sometimes her big sisters can be a bit much!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell April 15, 2012 at 3:11 pm

I love how she’s just looking to see what you’re doing! ;0

Krystyn May 6, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Hoping to get a break from her big sisters!

Stephanie April 15, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Totally adorable!!! Such a great moment.

Krystyn May 6, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Every once and a while, I remember to capture them.

kelly @ In Everything April 16, 2012 at 1:24 am


We love reading aloud at night together! Usually we have a book or book series we are working through and Daddy reads. We have enjoyed that time soo much and it’s been a great way to enjoy some classic kids books together:)
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Krystyn May 6, 2012 at 10:03 pm

We’ve done a couple condensed versions of classics…but we need to find more. I think Charlotte’s Web might be a good one.

K. Rock April 17, 2012 at 9:36 am

Love it. My hubs does a great job with story timefor our 3 and 5 year old daughters. He does so many greeat voices. And they take turns picking out the book.
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Krystyn May 6, 2012 at 10:07 pm

We *try* to take turns..sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t:)

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