For past few days , a story has become an unavoidable thing in our bedroom before sleep.
Earlier , when every other parents used to say that, we need to read out a story to our kids , its good for them . Everyone told me that there were few benefits like ,the first and the foremost kids sleep early , secondly they learn many things through stories and as such many more.
I too thought that , its best way to put her to sleep , I kept trying for many months , and the outcome was total waste of my sleep , because instead my daughter ,it was me who was getting sleepier.
The moment I start to read out a book for her, she snatches it from me and start looking at the pictures and do not allow us to put off the lights until she finishes looking at it at least 5 times over n over .Then I realized that book was not a good enough idea , so another idea popped up that I will memorize a few stories n tell her.
As I was not a good story teller , I couldn’t memorize or tell her any kind of stories and it all ended up in a total mess. As such my imagination doesn’t work that well at night especially when am off to bed . I was so ashamed ,that what a mom I was ? Can’t even tell a story to her .So as usual I stopped thinking about it , because , it never gave me any conclusion other than am a failure in story telling.
I decided not to force her, but one afternoon, as she was watching her favorite stories in TV , I noticed that she was concentrating on the narration ,so I quickly checked out the story, its kind of , I got used to those stories now , as they were being played at least fifty times in our house. That night I told her a story and she slept listening to it , if even I paused , she asked me why did I stop, so I understood she was interested and it made me more happy.
One thing I learnt was that , trying to force something on kids doesn’t help , better is to wait and watch , when the time comes , they will surely follow what we wanted them to do.