Saturday, July 16, 2011

I'm a Little Teapot

Bennett has a lot of books. It's really important to us that he enjoys reading, so we read to him a lot. My grandparents gave me a lot of books growing up and my grandma wrote "From G&G Kenney" and whatever the occasion was in the front cover of every book. My mom has decided to continue this tradition with Bennett, so she's given him tons of books that say "Love Grammy" on the back of them.

One of these books is "I'm a Little Teapot" by Iza Trapani. I tried to read this book to Bennett a few months ago and he wanted nothing to do with it until my mom came one night and read sang it to him. Now? He can't get enough of it. I don't know about you, but the song that I learned growing up had one verse. This book has twelve verses. Twelve. & my mom sing each verse in a different accent. She's kinda awesome like that. Needless to say, this is currently Bennett's favorite book.

In true toddler fashion, he wants us to read it to him over&over&over&over&over. I've resorted to hiding the book after the 5th time in a row of reading it. He always finds it. Recently, Matt and I have started using the book against each other. As in, "Hey Bennett, Daddy will read you the teapot book! Go take it to him!" The last time Matt tried to do that to me, though, it backfired and Bennett insisted that he read it to him.

There have been several instances where I have walked into the living room and seen Matt, with Bennett on his lap, reading "I'm a Little Teapot". It makes me so glad that 1.Bennett loves his Daddy, 2. Bennett loves to read & 3. Matt is such a great dad. Even though Matt & I dislike this book so much, it definitely came on vacation with us. Hey, we aren't going to squelch his love of reading.

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