First Bedtime Story

Tonight I had what I think will be one of my favorite memories for a long time to come.  J. and I read Max a bed time story.  We had wanted to do it earlier, but it seemed too soon and I didn’t think we could find a chunk of time where Max would allow us to read without fussing or crying.  The trick was to have one of us feed him while the other read to him.  By the time he was done with his bottle, he was settled down and happy enough to keep listening.

The book was Tales of Beedle the Bard (a spin off of Harry Potter).  Max watched J. intently as he read, and smiled his wide toothless smile repeatedly.  It was so peaceful — no struggling  or the tug of war of trying to put him down only to have him wake and cry in 5 minutes.  It was just family time and everyone of us was complete and content.  It really made me understand that advice of “enjoy your children.”

Thanks Max and J. for such a great moment!




  1. Mommy, Esq. said,

    February 28, 2009 at 5:55 am

    How sweet! We try to do a bedtime story every night (depending on level of exhaustion) and the nanny reads a story before each nap. I found the short books are best! 🙂

  2. Gretchen said,

    March 1, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    What a great memory – hopefully the first of many peaceful story times!

  3. jerseygirl77 said,

    March 1, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Yay! Just wait until you have to read “Good Night Moon” for the 37th night in a row… 😛

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