One of Baby Girl’s favorite things to do is read. At the end of almost every day, we’ll have a pile of books in the floor to put back on the shelf. In fact, today was her first trip to the library. It was a risky move, taking that wild child into a place where people are expected to be quiet and not-wild. She was mesmerized by all of the books, though, and didn’t even fuss when she couldn’t hold the Batman that was on display. (That’s really saying something about the power of books.)
Sometimes when we’re reading, Baby Girl will make little comments about the pictures that cracks up Sam and me. One thing that comes up a lot is saying that one of the characters “go night-night,” when that’s not remotely what’s going on. We know that she doesn’t know any better and that it looks like that’s the case, of course, but sometimes the absurdity of thinking the character has spontaneously fallen asleep makes us giggle.
Here are a few narcoleptic characters we’ve come across lately:
This is Ladybug Girl, who appears in Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy. In the midst of her superhero duties, she went night-night on this little ride-on toy (not exactly the best thing to get a good night’s sleep on). Perhaps an ER deductible is in her future?
Minnie Mouse went night-night, too. Having a hairbow party really takes a lot out of a person. Or maybe she was just bored to death. Lord knows I would be.
This is from a pop-up book about tales from the Bible. This particular picture goes with the story of the Good Samaritan. Apparently what happened here was someone went night-night on the side of the road and no one would stop to help except for that one guy.
In addition to going night-night, this is also another of my Doppelgangers. Sam said that it looked like I’d had too much fun the night before.
This is from our favorite book to read, The Mine-o-Saur. It’s about a little wild dinosaur who doesn’t share. At one point, after being a little asshole and taking stuff from his classmates several times, the other dinosaurs turn their backs on him go in full shun mode, which Baby Girl thinks is the other dinosaurs going night-night. “We’ll show him…group snoozefest in 1…2…3!”
On another note, Little Man said that maybe BG is so wild because I’ve read this to her so many times. Sigh.
What’s your favorite kid’s book?
Thought I’d mention that we got a couple of these books in the mail — for free — from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Check out the info to sign up here if you have a child under age five; they get a free book every month.