My children fell asleep as Thorin Oakenshield fell on the floor and I stopped reading. It was beautiful. I’m looking forward in making him get up tomorrow evening.
I’ve told my share of bedtime stories so far but there’s something enchanting in sharing your favorite story. As they fell asleep I’ve thought about what I could choose to read if we ever go through this one (they’ve fell asleep pretty quickly). Alice in Wonderland, Narnia, Wind in the Willows. It would be nice to revisit places from my childhood and practice my telling voice. Who knows maybe it comes in handy when I cross to my own bedtime stories. I mean ones that aren’t short and adjusted to restless audience of two-year-olds.
For now it’s enough that I get to read something I’m in love with.