That evening's selection was It's Time to Sleep My Love by Eric Metaxas and illustrated by Nancy Tillman.
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Even before then, I always loved to hear about parents, grandparents, aunties, and uncles who read with the children in their lives. Even when the kids are older, and they're getting into chapter books and up. I imagine it's like being in a book club, but one with your family. What a great way to talk and connect with one another.
I'm glad that my niece's parents and her grandparents always have books around her, and that they read with her every day. Just like my mom did with me when I was small. And as she gets older, I look forward to sharing more great books with her and perhaps having some riveting discussions and debates.
But for now, I'm savoring those few and far between moments when I get to hear a lispy concerto: "It's time to sleep, my love, my love." I know they will be gone too quickly.