Reading to the twins
Our daughters have three children between them, identical three year old twin boys and a two and a half year old little girl. We are also the “grandparents” to our one and a half year old great-nephew. Because we have some very vulnerable people in our immediate family, each household is physically distancing from the other.
We miss the children terribly. We miss them spreading their books, blocks and sticky hand prints all over the house. We miss going to Henslowe Park and endlessly pushing the swings until our arms are exhausted, and then picking bits of pine bark and crab apple from their clothes. We miss the four of them standing in a circle having a yelling contest. We miss sitting cuddled on the chair watching their favourite videos until the songs and stories are etched into our brains.
We really miss them … truly.
But it is a wonder and a joy that science, our most profound and, indeed, only true understanding of the universe, allows us to still read them a bedtime story … … … and also reveal to you how much our study needs a good tidy up!
This night our story was The Gruffalo written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. In case you don’t have the book, the slideshow on the right includes a video reading we found on YouTube.