Do you know the feeling that you get when you discover something good. You just want to share it. That is why there are so many food bloggers, fashion bloggers, tech bloggers etc around. Everyone likes to share.
My kids like to share too.
“Daddy, you MUST watch this. It is soooo gooood”
“Mummy, you JUST HAVE to read this. It is very interesting.”
So, that is how, on hubby’s watch list now is “The Incredibles” and “Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs”
while, my reading list includes “The Jaguar’s Jewel” by Ron Roy, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”, “The Temple of the Ruby of Fire” by Geronimo Stilton and “Ben 10 Alien Force Annual 2011” amongst others.
When I have the time, I humour the kids by reading their recommended storybooks. It makes them very happy and even more thrilled if we discuss the show or book with them afterwards.
I think it is a good thing for us to share their interests in this manner. It shows that we are interested in them. Maybe that is why they are so keen for us to read or watch the show they like.
It is not much trouble to show an interest in them by showing excitement and interest in the things they like. It only takes me about 15 minutes to read the book. Some of them are quite interesting too. I just put down “The Big One-Oh” by Dean Pitchford which was rather funny. We can then discuss any issues from the book that they came across and did not understand.
I think that by showing an interest in their games, shows, music, books etc. and talking and sharing about them, they would be more inclined to share with me about their days in school and their friends etc.
I hope they continue to do so for…….. well up till adulthood. That is my dream. I open the door of communication now and I hope that it will remain open for always.