Here’s Lyra’s pick for last night’s bedtime story:
What could possess a three-year-old to pick such heady material?
- She’s genuinely interested in 500-page treatises on aesthetics.
- She finds Plato boring and chose this book to put her to sleep faster.
- She thinks that Daddy will take the bait, and read a bedtime story for twelve hours, thereby delaying bedtime.
- She likes the rainbow on the cover.
Right now, I’m leaning toward option 4, but knowing my (already clever and devious) girl child, I have a sneaking suspicion that option 3 may also be a contender.