I’ve been reading a lot of children books lately and have been making it a practice to get 3 books at a time from the local library for my son. We usually read them at bedtime together, ok, he listens while I read. But after a few times through he has parts memorized.
I usually try to get one new funny book, one I remember seeing from my childhood and a more serious one. This week I got Bedtime for Frances, we have a Frances book, so this was the ‘familiar’ book.
I am impressed with this one.
Bedtime for Frances has a mom and a dad in the story, the dad plays a role in the child’s life and represents the dad as something more that a big dolt.
Just a quick look around shows so many places that represent men, especially dads and husbands as the lowly necessary nuisance.
thank you for taking your son to the library and reading to him.