I read a Daily Mail article this week that stated a third of parents have admitted to rushing or skipping pages when reading a bedtime story to their child.
This may be due to them being tired themselves or having housework to do so want to get their child in to bed quicker.
Am I guilty of this? Not skipping pages – unless little man turns the page before I finish reading it. But I am guilty of rushing occasionally.
However, I would never miss story time completely.
Our bedtime routine has been relatively the same ever since he was in a cot in his own room.
Bath time, then downstairs to have a snack and cup of milk, followed by story upstairs and then bed.
Hubby or I do story time depending on who is home and who is doing what at the time, but it always gets done.
Little man loves books. He is always reading and pointing to things in the pictures and telling us what they are.
Reading is also a really good way of bonding and actually spending time with him.
I only spend about 2 hours a day with little man during the week being a full time working mum. Story time to me is special and an opportunity to put on silly voices; to use our imagination with the weird and wonderful stories we find to read.
Sometimes it is time consuming and if I have had a long day, it is difficult to put on a happy face and a silly voice. Being a parent, you just find a way to do these things.
A story to me relaxes and calms children down. It is much better than watching TV and then going straight up to bed.
So come on? Who else is guilty for occasionally rushing a story or skipping pages?
And who else closes the door after tucking up their child in bed after a long day, and does a little dance on the landing?
Busy Working Mummy XOXO