I have a secret, I’m a horrible mom. Terrible. Why? Let me tell you. For the first 12.5 months of Finn’s life he hated books. He couldn’t stand being read to. The first 6 months or so he cried at every attempt. Like books were the worse thing in the world. Then he just got angry. Angry that he couldn’t crawl away, angry that I wouldn’t let him eat the book. Angry that we were sitting. Just angry.
What did I do wrong?! I didn’t read to him enough while I was pregnant, right? That has to be it! Really, in all seriousness though, I was pretty sad that he didn’t like it. I always had a silly image of getting all snuggle-y with my baby and reading to him. Sooo not the case lol. I tried so many different tactics but he was just too busy. I eventually just started reading to him while he played across the room. I was desperate.
Then a couple of weeks ago we were playing in his room and I decided to give it a shot. I sat him on my lap and started Little Blue Truck. He sat still the whole time and I finished the entire book. The entire book! I don’t think that had ever happened before! I was so excited but I thought it was probably a fluke but we finished another, and then another. We’ve read lots of books every day since then. My heart might explode from happiness! He even likes one book so much that he makes me read it over and over. He laughs at them too!
Also, because I was so excited that he’s enjoying them now, we bought his very first bookshelf. I was too excited when I came across this at Target. It’s just his size and perfect! He loves to go pick a book out.
I really just wanted to share my happiness. It’s been a hard 13 months with no fun children’s books. Stay tuned for a post about what we’re reading!