So – in front of me at a table is a mom and a 3 year old. The mom is reading a book. The 3 year old has been happily and silently eating a breakfast sandwich for the past 15 minutes.
The mom is READING A BOOK…the child is silent and content…
If I tried that, within a minute, the sandwich would be on the floor, at least one child would be on the table, and the other would be in the parking lot or in the kitchen of Panera looking for cookies.
As my sister once told me, that’s what we get for raising independent and curious kids…which I’m grateful for, but I’m with Mama–reading a book? I didn’t know parents did such a thing.