Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Childhood, Childrearing, Children, Children's Books, Growing UP, Life Lessons, Nostalgia, Parenting | Posted on 20-11-2015
Tags: books, children, Goodnight Moon, parenting
You know what they say when you have three children.
The first child eats organic. The second child eats canned food. The third child eats food off the floor.
My need for perfectionism has greatly slipped with each child. However, my adaptability has increased with each.
The first child watches Baby Einstein movies. The second child watches Dora the Explorer. The third child watches The Hangover.
My youngest son is ten years old. His brother is sixteen years old. Little boys with big brothers grow up a little faster. To slow things down, I searched my youngest son’s bookcase to read him Goodnight Moon. All I found was the parody Goodnight Goon. (Which is very clever, by the way.)
My son said I had never read him Goodnight Moon.
Wait. What?! Total parenting fail!
Stop everything! I immediately purchased the book on Amazon. When it arrived, I wrote a sweet message to my son on the inside cover. And we read the book together…about eight years too late.
Good night cow jumping over the moon
And the red balloon
And goodnight mittens
And goodnight socks
Goodnight little house
And goodnight mouse
And goodnight brush
And goodnight to the old lady whispering “hush”
Goodnight noises everywhere