Daddy is so silly. When we do evening story-time I never want to say that I’m done and ready to fly up to bed. (Well, almost never!) But, I can’t sit still and read with Daddy either. I always need one or more friends in my lap (my stuffed animals) and sometimes one or two small toys. I constantly play with them while Daddy is reading which frustrates Daddy because he doesn’t think I’m listening to the story. So…. Daddy came up with this silly 5-strikes policy. He’ll randomly stop reading the book and ask me a question about it. If I get the answer wrong more than 5 times I have to fly up. I’m not sure I like this game, but I keep surprising Daddy by my ability to play with my animals while still being able to listen to the story and answer the questions accurately. I can manage a good 30-40 minutes of simultaneous book and play time without getting any of the answers wrong.
I know Daddy likes the game though. My favorite answer to a question lately is “you tell me”. Well, I can’t get away with that answer anymore since Daddy responds during book-time with “is that your answer? Because if I tell you, it’s one of your 5 wrong answers.” I usually think for a moment and then give the correct answer.
Anyway, to my any of my peeps who sometimes take care of me, feel free to use the 5-strike method. Trying to get me to sit still and not have an animal to hold and examine for evening story-time is pretty much impossible. I think Mommy and Daddy view it as the lesser of two evils. Rather than trying to make me sit still, they would rather expose me to more stories. I’ve got those two suckered 🙂