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As soon as I sat down to dinner the other night, I heard one of the girls let rip with a bloodcurdling scream.
I raced upstairs expecting it to be another of Miss Four’s night terrors. It was her screaming alright, but it wasn’t a night terror.
She met me at the top of the stairs her eyes wide with panic.
‘You forgot to put my books under my pillow,’ she wailed accusingly.
Her books. How could I forget? Miss Four can’t sleep without at least three books under her pillow.
While most kids cuddle up to a teddy or a soft toy when they go to bed, our four-year-old chooses to sleep with books of all sizes. The more books in bed with her the better.
While I found it a little odd at first and had to put a restriction on the number of books she slept with, I now think there’s something completely romantic about it.
She finds so much comfort in books. She becomes completely lost in their fantasy lands and gets caught up in the adventures of cupcake fairies searching for ice cream in the desert and paper bag princesses pulling the wool over a dragon’s eyes.
Reading is the last thing she does before she closes her eyes at night and the first thing she does when she wakes in the morning.
These days she is absolutely desperate to learn how to read.
In the past few weeks, she has gone from asking me to read her a story to wanting to read me a story.
‘Sit with me, Mummy,’ she will say gesturing me over as she pats the couch beside her.
She will read to me as much as she has memorised and make up the parts she has forgotten.
When I’m busy doing the housework on Friday mornings, she will take her little sister by the hand, sit her down in front of her and read Good night Sleep tight ad nauseam to her. The other day I caught the two-year-old reading to the four-year-old. Now that was seriously cute.
It’s an absolute no-brainer that books are a must for the girls for Christmas this year.
I’ve been a very good Santa’s helper this week doing plenty of research with Bookworld’s Christmas Gift Guide. It was a tough job, but I’ve managed to narrow our selection down.
I’m thinking we could definitely do with Mine! – a cute little book about a fox and a horse who learn the art of sharing.
How to babysit a grandad looks absolutely gorgeous and is something I think will appeal to both of the girls and lastly I couldn’t go past Rosie Revere, Engineer. Rose sounds like quite the inspirational character being a quiet girl by day and inventor by night.
As for Miss Two, I don’t think we can go past adding another Nick Bland book to the collection. The very hungry bear it is for her.
Now, it wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t have a word to Santa about a book or two for me. I’ve got my eye on Lena Dunham’s Not that Kind of Girl. Hooray!! Bring on Christmas.
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Which books are on your Christmas wish list this year? Do you have a book lover in your family? What book will you be buying them for Christmas?
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