On a recent Saturday afternoon, The Six-Year-Old and her father were tucked up on our couch reading The Tower Treasure (Hardy Boys #1) by Franklin W. Dixon. When he reached the end of the chapter, Daddyo closed the book and set it aside.
The Six-Year-Old, desperately: “Keep reading! You can’t leave Joe like this!”
Daddyo, practically: “I’m about to run out of motivation to do the dishes. I need to seize the opportunity to get up and do it while I still can.”
The Six-Year-Old, seriously: “You need to seize the opportunity to sit.”
Outcome, which will surprise exactly no one: Daddyo read another chapter.
- Franklin W. Dixon and Carolyn Keene Rocked My World (fredrayworth.com)
- Your Moment of Reading (Caterpickles)