The other day, BusyBoy made me realize how much he and GigglyGirl are growing up. They are both learning so much about the world each and every day. Things that they took for granted as being true, they now question with how and why are are you sure.
At bedtime each night, the routine is as follows: brush teeth, use potty, dress in jammies, pick out 1 book each for Mommy to read, Mommy reads, prayer time, and finally tuck in bed. Last night, GigglyGirl changed the routine slightly. She decided she wanted to read her book to me instead of me reading to her. This is the second time she has requested to read an entire book to me so I let her. She cannot really “read” yet and is really reciting the story to me based on the pictures.
As she was reading, BusyBoy wanted to fill in the gaps when she would pause. I told him he could have his turn to read it to me after she finished. It seems important to make sure that they each have a turn without their twin interrupting them. GigglyGirl did a fantastic job “reading” and knew the entire story.
When it was BusyBoy’s turn, he began “reading,” “Once upon a time there were 3 bears. A big Papa Bear. A middle sized Mamma Bear. And a little Baby Bear. They lived in a house.”
He turned the page and then paused for a minute. I had to remind GigglyGirl to let him have is turn uninterrupted to read just like he did for her. I thought he was pausing to figure out what comes next in the story. Instead, he asked me, “Mommy, do you really think there is a Papa Bear, a Mamma Bear, and a Baby Bear? And do they really live in a house in the woods?”
After choking back the laughter that bubbled up at his sweet innocence and wisdom, I asked him, “What do you think, BusyBoy?”
He said, “I guess they can live in a house in the woods.” Then he proceeded to “read’ the story to the end.