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.