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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Patrice
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That is such an adorable picture I can hardly stand the cuteness! What a sweet moment! :)
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Krystyn

Thanks, P! They have their cute moments!

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amanda

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?

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Krystyn

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

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Herding Cats
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What a lovely picture. I love the panda Pjs
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Krystyn

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

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Tiaras & Tantrums
Twitter: tiarastantrums

such a lovely photo – the girls will treasure this (as will you) later
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Krystyn

I sure hope so!

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Jen E @ mommablogsalot

So sweet! Daddy to the rescue! We love reading this story also :)
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Krystyn

Yes, daddy is always the hero.

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Jenny
Twitter: jenshutan

way to multi-task story time! your girls are just precious!
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Krystyn

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

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Lindsay @ Bytes of Memory
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What a cute peacemaker you have!!
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Krystyn

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

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Kat

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. :)

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Krystyn

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

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Jen at Jen's Farmily

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

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

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Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell

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

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Krystyn

Hoping to get a break from her big sisters!

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Stephanie

Totally adorable!!! Such a great moment.

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Krystyn

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

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kelly @ In Everything

precious;)

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

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.

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K. Rock

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

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

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