I absolutely love reading with Lucas. For a long time Lucas didn’t share my enthusiasm. He was much more interested in slamming books shut and chucking them as far as he could. Sometimes the dog would catch a swift blow to the head (sorry Humphrey!). As he is getting older, I find that he enjoys sitting with me and reading for longer periods of time. He of course loves book options that make noise, because well, donkey and pig sounds are pretty rad. One of my favorite books to read with Lucas is Buenas Noches, Luna – the spanish version of the classic Goodnight Moon.
My favorite time to read with Lucas is first thing in the morning and after bath time. He is a five star cuddler and these are his favorite times of the day to nuzzle up close to mama. We get nice and comfy under the blankets and read (there might also be some tickles and kiss giving going on). I truly believe reading with your kids is so very important. As I mentioned before Lucas really didn’t seem to enjoy reading with me for a long time. I have to admit I became a bit disheartened and couldn’t understand why he didn’t want to sit with mama and read books!