Thursday, April 26, 2012
Mom Tell Me a Story
"Mom, tell me a story about when you were a kid. Tell me about.....Christmas!" I've been hearing this sentence and others just like it very regularly. It was really fun at first remembering, thinking, anticipating the question. Some moments I don't appreciate it as much and I launch into my least favorite story from childhood: "It was a dark stormy night. We were all sitting around the campfire and (insert requester's name here) came up and said, 'Mommy, Mommy, tell me a story!' And Mommy said, 'It was a dark stormy night...... " It can go on for a while. Mowg hates it as much as I did. Tiny on the other hand has adopted it as her favorite story. "Mom tell the dark stormy night story! Please!" Other times she'll just tell it and said, "Mowg, if you don't want to hear it just close your eyes." He takes it a step further and plugs his ears and she tells it making sure to include everyone in the family. Stories are a fun part of life.