a timely reminder (to me) that reading together should be a treat, not a prescription

When I say to a parent, ‘read to a child’, I don’t want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate.
— Mem Fox

This from Mem Fox really resonated with me today.

I always love reading to my kids, it’s one of the highlights of my day and gives me rest from constant busyness + connections on a physical, mental and emotional level and great discussions that give me insight into their amazing minds.

 But, in my enthusiasm to read many and varied books to them, our reading doesn’t always come across like chocolate (sometimes you’d think I’m trying to take them to the dentist!).

 So I’m grateful for this timely reminder that what is most important is helping my kids love books, not how many we read in a day.