Book reading is a serious ritual in my house. I like to get cozy and prepare for bed each night, not only for my son but for myself as well. We usually start with dinner, then a bath, and a quick blow drying of our curly crazy hair, I say that because my son has been blessed with my curls. I go ahead and choose a comfortable pair of pajamas, one for me and one for him. Then it’s time to grab some milk… mine in a cup with a straw, and my son is still allowed one bottle a day and I usually give it too him right before bed. At last, Max picks the book he wants read to him or the one he will try and read to me in his garbled language that he speaks so well. Lately it has been “The Waves on The Moon”, which is the cutest story about a little girl and her adventure to the moon which is made of milk. We both run to the bed and get snuggled up with our drinks in hand and a story to be told in the other. I prop the pillows then transport my little guy into the tale that lies before us. He giggles in between gulps of the warm creamy delicious milk that has become his nightly routine. When the story is done, I may read it again just to make sure he is super tired by the time I turn off the lights. Lights out, a good night kiss…. followed by an “I Love you” and “Night Night.” I cuddle him as we both drift into a deep slumber, I fall asleep with a smile on my face knowing I am doing the best job I can as a parent. Reading to my boy helps prepare him for his future, and giving him milk at night will aid him through a better sleeping experience.
If you want to read a fantasy filled book to your child…. Visit www.otroscuentos.com to download the collection of bedtime stories for free. Find “The Waves of The Moon” and “Elena The Slurping Monkey” books there. Such adorable fables with a positive message and your child will be encouraged to drink milk along side the character in the stories.
Enter to win a (1) two month supply of MILK via a $40 Walmart card and a hard copy of the BEdtime Stories Book Collection:
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Open to U.S. Residents only. No PO Boxes, please. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Contest ends October 5th, 2012 at 11:59 PM, PST and one winner will be randomly chosen from all entries through random.org.
This contest is closed. Congrats to MaryLou Alvarez!