For the past couple of years my son Judah has been obsessed with Winnie the Pooh. He loves to watch the cartoon and carried his Pooh Bear around everywhere. Over the past week though it’s my 4 year old daughter who has become very into Pooh Bear, but in a whole new way.
Each night when I am home I try to always read to my kids before bed. We spend time reading a story, then a Bible story, and then praying together. A couple of weeks ago i started finding different children’s stories on my iPad and reading them. Most of them were shorter like Dr. Seuss books. However, in the free section I came across the Winnie The Pooh by A.A. Milne and each night Maeven and I have been reading a chapter out of the book.
As we dive into each chapter sometimes, I have to admit, its a tough read for me as it is not exactly modern english. However, even though my tongue gets tied, Maeven is really enjoying each story. She really likes how we can recognize bits and pieces of each story that are in the Disney Cartoons. And every night she wants to know what the next Pooh adventure will be.
Last night we read our chapter on Pooh and Piglet trying to catch and elusive heffalump. Maeven hung on every word and was sad to see the chapter end and bed time come. After saying her prayers i tucked her in and bent over to to tell her goodnight and give her a kiss on the forehead. As I leaned in Maeven smiled really big, grabbed my face and got really close and said, “Dad! Tonight I am going to dream of heffalumps!” I love my little girl and can’t wait for tonight’s story time!