Post # 1
I love my son dearly he is 24 months loves to play extremely rough, the park other kid stuff and read.. every day out of hundreds of books he has he always picks the One Fish two fish Dr. Seuss book and says ” Read Please ” .. so of course i read it to him with excitement but he wants to read a billion times.. I have read this book so much that i know it by heart and by 2:00 pm when i wants to read it again i just recite it and he smiles and laughs and it’s so cute but i can’t stand that book anymore or the other Dr. Seuss books that i know off of the top of my head either lol
I love that he loves books and loves to read but my gosh enough is enough.. I’ve hid them for a half a day and he freaked out when they were gone from his self and i was mad at myself for hiding them so sucked it up and smiled as he smiled..
Do your kids have any favorite books, toys or movies that they want all the time?
Post # 3
I don’t have kids, but to this day I cannot watch Annie because my sister watched it so much when we were kids. It makes me cringe.
Post # 4
I can recite The Rainbow Fish, Arthur’s Valentine, Curious George and the Pancake Breakfast, The Pokey Little Puppy, and Green Eggs and Ham in my sleep by now.
I constantly hit up the library for new books to read, but when she gets stuck on a book she isn’t going to sleep unless it’s been read, even if 3 new books preceded it.
Post # 5
NEVER read hand hand finger thumb to him (if you haven’t already). When I was little my mom memorized this one, and I had too. When she would skip a page to get it over with I would tell her what she missed.
Post # 6
Try the Bernstein bears or the Little critters books. Those along with Dr. Suess were my absolute favorites as a kid. Maybe try to circulate in some other books, possibly lose the Dr. Suess book for a week or two or say you forgot it at Grandmas or something.
Post # 7
@AJester2: lol I totally skip pages when my son picks a boring book that’s too long & I just want him to go to sleep! He’s almost 3, and he’s starting to catch on, which is a bummer 😛
Post # 8
@KatyElle: Oh yes we have bought so many books and nothing matters once he finds one that he cant live without lol
@MissBoPeep: cant stand Annie either ugh
@AJester2: i have never heard of that book but i will make sure i stay far far away from it lol
@MsBrooklynA: Its so funny that he had a Bernstein bears book i think it was Bernstein bears go the church and he ripped it to pieces lol
Post # 9
When I was little, I LOVED “The Night Before Christmas”. I made my parents read it to be every single night (sometimes twice!), even in the middle of summer. My dad said he would try to skip pages, but I knew the story so well that I would catch him and make him go back.
Post # 10
My SIL read “Goodnight Moon” to my niece every night from the time she was born until…well, until about 6 months ago, actually. They’ve both been able to recite it from memory for years, and Lily wouldn’t go to sleep without hearing it. And it had to be from SIL, it wasn’t the same if anyone else, even her father, read it to her. If they spent a night apart, SIL would recite it to her over the phone. As I said, this just stopped about 6 or so months ago, and my niece will be 7 in August….
Post # 11
When I used to babysit I would have to read the same books over and over and over. Once I tried to skip a few pages here and there but the darn kids called me out and made me re-read it!! I could pretty much recite the stories by heart. I feel your pain.
Post # 12
Sometimes to make it less grating for me I’ll skip over certain parts and add really dumb plot twists. I find it works because she generally starts laughing and gets too distracted by mommy being silly to fixate on the parts I’ve skipped. Doesn’t always work, but some nights I just can’t talk about that damn monkey and his pancakes anymore.
Post # 13
That is why I like books with just pictures so you can make up the story or change it.
I never got read to when little :/ but I would for my kids!
Post # 14
Your posts made me laugh. I could see myself hiding the book and then feeling guilty. No kids yet, but I’m sure I’ll be tortured soon enough 🙂
I don’t remember a particular book but I remember wanting to watch Benji Takes a Dive every single day. Also my brother and I listened to the first Madonna CD so much that it actually stopped working.