Merry - posted on 06/30/2011 ( 34 moms have responded )
Erics 2, and I never read to him.
If I try he either turns the pages too fast or just gets down off my lap. He will page through books on his own alot and he will point put what pictures are etc, but he doesn't like me reading, andge doesn't care for story books at all.
Honestly I don't mind, I hate reading books usually, well I adore some books and if I find a good one I can't out it down, but that's rare, and usually I don't read books for a while.
But it seems to be some sort of 'mark of a good mom' these days to read to your kid, yeah I know reading is important and tv is on too much these days, but I hate the stereotype that good moms read to their kids and bad moms don't.
And the attitude with my mom friends is sad, they are so prideful that their kid loves books it's like bragging rights.
So I struggle with the issue of not wanting to buy into that clique and yet knowing books are important. And yet I don't like reading.
Ok so that's alot of jumbled up thoughts, but that's how I think about it right now.